On May 29, 2018 Tom Sutton, owner of the Cincinnati Eastgate Chick-Fil-A store spoke to our Batavia Rotary Club. His presentation was interesting in that he brought out lessons about relationships and management of people that bring about successful results.
THE LOOKING GLASS
When I realize how my life's been spent
Making a self-image for the world to see,
And how that picture has now been rent
By God's assessment of what makes me, me,
From March 19, 2018 through April 17, Beverly and I will visit three African countries where we feel near and dear to the people. We have worked there in various ways through the United Church of God and in humanitarian terms through LifeNets.
We will visit South Africa, Malawi and Zambia. We have people, projects and buildings on the agenda. I will have an up to day TravelArk blog posted at
I would like to post this Memorial Day.
My Dad was 16 years old when the Nazis invaded Ukraine. Hitler outlawed high school attendance and offered many youths the "opportunity" to go to Germany and work and earn some money and return in 3 months. 3 YEARS later my Dad is gaunt famished and working as a slave in Nazi labor camps.
December 3, 1997
On Wednesday, December 3, 1997 Jim O’Brien, pastor of UCG Cincinnati North and Lexington, KY congregations and I visited with former McDonald’s vice-president and ombudsman, Mr. John D. Cooke. We were guests at his home in Galena, Illinois where he and his wife Marge have retired. Jim O’Brien has been a friend of Mr. Cooke for many years, going back to the time when they both lived in Paducah, Kentucky.
Beverly and I traveled by AXA bus from Blantyre to the capital Lilongwe, Malawi on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. All these scenes and slices of Malawi life were taken from the bus.
In 1985 I wanted to visit refugee camp Lyssenko in Hannover, Germany camp where my parents lived from 1945-1949. I was born there in October 1947. From other Ukrainian families who were from the same camp as my parents at camp Lyssenko I got the address and the exact location where my parents lived. Camp Lyssenko was in the northern part of Hannover, north of the city center.