Category Archives: Presentations

“I didn’t know that!”

I spoke at the Fountain Park Chautauqua in Remington, Indian on July 17 on the topic From Cradle to Grave: The Impact of Sears Roebuck on Rural America. My goal was to get the audience to say, “I didn’t know … Continue reading

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Twelfth Presentation at Chautauqua

My first presentation at the Chautauqua Institute in New York was in 2011. They invited me back this year for my 12th presentation (in 2015 I made two presentations but missed one year because of the Pandemic). They must be … Continue reading

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Whomp, Whomp, Whomp

Do you know what a pool noodle sounds like when you hit it on the floor? I discovered the sound they make recently while attending the Area 1 FFA Convention in Canyon, Texas. Nine hundred plus FFA members and guests … Continue reading

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Coming Full Circle

I had the pleasure of speaking at the Temple Beth Or for their University Senior Day last week. I spoke about the Rosenwald School program. Julius Rosenwald, the one time president of Sears and Roebuck, had established a foundation to … Continue reading

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I Keep Learning

Yesterday I spoke to the NCSU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute about Sears, Roebuck and Company. While I educated the group, I was in turn educated by several attendees. One person had worked in the Sears Tower in Chicago in an … Continue reading

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Fur sure!

Yesterday I spoke at the upscale retirement community The Cardinal at North Hills. My presentation was titled “From Cradle to Grave: The Impact of Sears and Roebuck on Rural America.” The audience learned a lot about Sears they didn’t know. … Continue reading

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A Good Question

Earlier this week I spoke to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at North Carolina State University about The History of Toilet Paper and SUCH! The audience had lots of good questions. One was why is toilet paper white and why … Continue reading

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What Happens in Vegas….

I hope the saying what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas isn’t true! Last week I had the privilege of conducting two workshops at the annual meeting of the American Association of Agricultural Educators. I hope the teachers take what … Continue reading

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Four of a Kind

In poker, four of a kind is a strong hand. I recently experienced something similar, four presentations in four consecutive business days. However, unlike four of a kind in poker, each presentation was totally different. They were: Transforming Education for … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Know That!

When I speak to audiences about the impact of Sears and Roebuck on rural America most audiences are acquainted with the Sears catalogs and the Sears House Kits. However, my goal is to get them to say “I didn’t know … Continue reading

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