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After 35 years in the shoe and apparel business, the last 8 years as the C.E.O. of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (Hush Puppies, Wolverine Boots, Caterpillar, Harley-Davidson, Merrell and others), I've retired to begin a new life. Now there is enough time to pursue goals, up to this point beyond my reach. Being computer literate, learning another language, and fulfilling a life-long ambition to publish a weekly column. FROM THE STOOL is a lighthearted commentary on everyday subjects about which I have both strong opinions and sincere passion. I envision a column modestly irreverent - perhaps a bit edgy - hopefully interesting but not profound - from time to time funny and reflecting a common sense look at the world from the perspective of a man on the street, or in this case, from the stool. Because of the internet miracle, little of which I fully understand, I have prepared this web site as a means of sharing my thoughts with those who may have interest. Please click on the files listed below to view them. I will be working hard to provide a weekly smile.

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arrow.gif (117 bytes) Its the People, Stupid! Article November 12, 2012
arrow.gif (117 bytes) Only the Best Article October 31, 2012
arrow.gif (117 bytes) From Integration to Deification in Big Time Sport Article January 26, 2012
arrow.gif (117 bytes) THE FOURTH QUARTER Article January 11, 2012
arrow.gif (117 bytes) FRESH START Article December 9, 2011
arrow.gif (117 bytes) ONLY IN AMERICA Article February 23, 2009
arrow.gif (117 bytes) MY KIND OF TOWN Article December 24, 2008
arrow.gif (117 bytes) THE FOG HAS FINALLY LIFTED Article November 6, 2008
arrow.gif (117 bytes) SIDE EFFECTS Article February 12, 2008
arrow.gif (117 bytes) FRUSTRATION Article October 12, 2007
arrow.gif (117 bytes) THE ERA OF THE BIG LIE CORRUPTION IN THE NEW MILLENIUM Article August 22, 2007
arrow.gif (117 bytes) MISSION ACCOMPLISHED Article July 18, 2007
arrow.gif (117 bytes) HARD - AIN'T IT - HARD Article April 4, 2007
arrow.gif (117 bytes) URBAN BEAUTY - THE DALEY LEGACY Article February 2, 2007
arrow.gif (117 bytes) SMELLS LIKE ASS Article September 26, 2006
arrow.gif (117 bytes) THE ULTIMATE CLUSTERFUCK Article September 23, 2005
arrow.gif (117 bytes) "Light" - In the Era of the Monster Thickburger Article June 1, 2005
arrow.gif (117 bytes) MORAL VALUES Article December 21, 2004
arrow.gif (117 bytes) 60 DAYS AND COUNTING Article September 13, 2004
arrow.gif (117 bytes) THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH Article June 23, 2004
arrow.gif (117 bytes) COMMITMENT Article May 28, 2004
arrow.gif (117 bytes) HOW IN THE HELL DID IT HAPPEN? Article May 3, 2004
arrow.gif (117 bytes) WHERE HAS ALL THE GLAMOUR GONE? Article December 10, 2003
arrow.gif (117 bytes) WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES Articel October 10, 2003
arrow.gif (117 bytes) MISTAKES Article September 23, 2003
arrow.gif (117 bytes) I'M NOT SURE I WISH I'D THOUGHT OF IT Article July 14, 2003
arrow.gif (117 bytes) YOU KNOW YOU'RE GIVING UP Article June 6, 2003
arrow.gif (117 bytes) IRRITATION Article May 13, 2003
arrow.gif (117 bytes) OLD FRIENDS Article April 8, 2003
arrow.gif (117 bytes) THE LAND OF THE FREE Article February 27, 2003
arrow.gif (117 bytes) NO PROBLEM Article February 12, 2003
arrow.gif (117 bytes) IS THE U.S. BECOMING A GLOBAL BULLY? Article January 17, 2003
arrow.gif (117 bytes) AFFIRMATIVE ACTION Article December 13, 2002
arrow.gif (117 bytes) THE COCKTAIL HOUR REVISITED Article November 15, 2002
arrow.gif (117 bytes) HARDER AND HARDER Article October 11, 2002
arrow.gif (117 bytes) GOOD GUYS/BAD GUYS Article September 18, 2002
arrow.gif (117 bytes) ONLY IN AMERICA Article August 22, 2002
arrow.gif (117 bytes) TO HOLD OR FOLD Article July 25, 2002
arrow.gif (117 bytes) SATISFACTION Article June 28, 2002
arrow.gif (117 bytes) FUN Article June 10, 2002
arrow.gif (117 bytes) SO MUCH TO KNOW Article May 21, 2002
arrow.gif (117 bytes) WHAT'LL YOU HAVE? Article April 30, 2002
arrow.gif (117 bytes) HOMELAND SECURITY - WHEN IS ENOUGH, ENOUGH? Article April 23, 2002
arrow.gif (117 bytes) PIGS IN PARADISE Article April 1, 2002
arrow.gif (117 bytes) PRACTICE SMILING Article March 11, 2002
arrow.gif (117 bytes) SELLING Article February 25, 2002
arrow.gif (117 bytes) IT SMELLS Article February 5, 2002
arrow.gif (117 bytes) HOW THINGS CHANGE Article January 23, 2002
arrow.gif (117 bytes) IS IT TIME FOR A CHANGE? Article January 11, 2002
arrow.gif (117 bytes) THE GREATEST RETURNS. WHY? Article January 7, 2002
arrow.gif (117 bytes) THE MAKING OF Article December 4, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) WALKING Article November 29, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) JOY IN BEANTOWN Article November 19, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) WHAT ARE THEY REALLY THINKING? Article November 2, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) THINGS WE WANT Article October 22, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) HOW DO YOU FIGURE? Article October 10, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) TERROR Article September 24, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) URBAN BABIES AGAIN Article September 13, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) DOING NOTHING/SOMETHING TO DO Article August 24, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) GUNS Article August 17, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) TATTOOS Article August 6, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) FRIDAY THE 13TH - THE VERY FIRST TEE/BUT NOT THE LAST Article July 25, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) WIMBLEDON 2001 - WHY THE SUN HAS SET FOREVER ON THE BRITISH EMPIRE Article July 16, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) GOLF AGAIN Article July 2, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) OLD FAVORITES/NEW FAVORITES Article June 26, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) FUNERALS Article June 14, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) WEDDINGS Article June 6, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) THE COLD WARRIOR'S RETURN Article June 1, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) PAPER TOWELS Article May 25, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) OPINIONS Article May 18, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) STRESS Article May 11, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) CATS Article April 25, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) Near Death Article April 10, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) HAVING FUN IS HARD WORK Article April 4, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) FIRST AND LAST Article March 27, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) SEPARATION Article March 22, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) FRED Article March 12, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) LOVE AND ROMANCE Article March 2, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) THE OPEN Article February 20, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) DOWN UNDER Article February 14, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) THE BUFFET Article February 6, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) DULL AND WOODEN REVISTED Article January 25, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) SHOWERS Article January 15, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) HOSPITAL Article January 3, 2001
arrow.gif (117 bytes) SAILORS AND SAILING Article December 27, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) PICTURE Article December 12, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) SKINS Article December 5, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) LIKE - NO PROBLEM Article November 20, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) MISS GEORGIE Article November 13, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) WHO ELECTS PRESIDENTS? Article November 3, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE Article October 31, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) LEAVING THE BABY Article October 24, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) NAMES Article October 16, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) CIGARS Article October 9, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) KING OF SPREADS Article October 2, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) TELEPHONES Article September 26, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) TOASTERS Article September 20, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) GOLF Article September 11, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) STOOLS Article September 5, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) CONVENTIONS-SEMINARS-SYMPOSIUMS-CONFERENCES Article August 28, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) THE FAMILY DRIVE Article August 21, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) TOENAIL CLIPPING Article August 15, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) MEMORY Article August 9, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) COCKTAIL HOUR Article July 31, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) DULL AND WOODEN Article July 24, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) BOTTOMS Article July 17, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) THE TYPE A Article July 10, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) REARRANGEMENTS Article July 3, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) THE LEFT TURN Article July 2, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) SUPERMARKET TALK Article June 19, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) PACKAGING Article June 12, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) ICE CUBES Article June 6, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) WHY BOTTLED WATER CARRIERS? Article May 31, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) SERIAL KILLERS Article May 24, 2000
arrow.gif (117 bytes) MODERATION IN ALL THINGS Article May 18, 2000