Some of you have asked, "Where have you been?"
To answer that question, I've been here doing everything necessary to produce "5-Alarm Task Force," which includes, sending out invitations and corresponding with guests. Not every guest can book the next podcast, so I have to be flexible, as they are giving of their precious time to share with you and me!
Additionally, you may have seen some changes here on the website. And there are more to come. We have some big announcements coming up very soon. However, it's always best to have everything in place before making a too-early announcement, or as my late father used to say, "Please engage brain before putting your mouth in gear!"
As I write this entry on March 21st, we're just a few days before the End the Violence March on Washington DC and around the country. While it's easy for me to think back and see myself during my high school days, I am amazed by the young men and women we are seeing give voice to their cause. Whether you agree or disagree with their agenda, you must admit it's nice for a change to see good kids on the TV news for a change, instead of just the one who get mixed up the wrong way in life. And, isn't it a shame that it takes such a tragedy before good, decent kids are featured on the news! Sure, we see great kids on the shows like "The Voice" and "American Idol," but these young men and women are working to help this country and everybody in it. And let's not forget, many of these students around the country are or will soon be eighteen years old, which means there's an excellent chance they will be voting in November.
We hope some of you will be heading out to Indianapolis in a few weeks to attend the annual FDIC conference. I had the honor and pleasure of attending the 2002 conference, which was a very moving and thoughtful experience, being the first national conference since 9|11. FDIC is an amazing experience and I wish you all a great deal of learning, experience, bonding and good times! Enjoy and stay safe!