I Am So Glad I Did Not Eat That Donut

I Am So Glad I Did Not Eat That Donut!

Proof That One Should Do What They Say

By: Henry Ford at www.successisyou.org

On November 18th I attended a Book Signing, where I had the good fortune to meet Margaret Bernstein, Director of Advocacy & Community Initiatives at WKYC Channel 3 – Cleveland.  Margaret is a former newspaper columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is the author of several books, including Donuts with Dad.  Her competence, high visibility and warm personality has resulted in many fans and followers.

As I was leaving the Book Signing, Margaret offered me a donut from her Display Table.  After refusing several times, I finally decided to take one to go; and commented to Margaret that “I will take this to my wife.”  Fast forward to December 2nd. Margaret Bernstein has a Book Signing at my church, Mt. Zion of Oakwood Village. This time good fortune (and early arrival) caused us to cross paths as she was taking books into the church.  Once inside the church, I introduced Margaret and her daughter to my wife Dianne. After exchanging the customary “so nice to meet you” comments; Margaret asked Dianne, “Did you enjoy the donut I sent you?” Dianne’s response was; “I sure did, and Thank You!”

I was completely floored, but managed to ask Margaret; “Are you trying to get me busted?”  Of course, there was laughter from all involved; but only because I had been sincere and truthful in my intentions.  The obvious “what if” in this scenario is “what if I had eaten that donut?” Chances are that I may have felt the need to make up a lie (remember we’re in church), to cover up insincerity.  My credibility would have been weakened with Margaret, her daughter; and OH YES, with my wife Dianne. Even the great taste of a Glazed Donut cannot remove the bad aftertaste of insincerity.

Two  Facts From My Experience:
Margaret Bernstein has a great memory.
You should get your own donut and give it to someone you love (CLICK HERE!)


WiiildFlower Music

While attending a Family Reunion, Dianne and I were blessed to catch these classy young ladies doing some song and dance rehearsal (and they are great at both) across from the Cincinnati Westin Hotel.  Check out WiiildFlower Music.  See contact information at the bottom of this post.



Voices of the Hill – Date & Time Details

THANK YOU to Hubert Brandon who shared details about Voices of the Hill at the Cleveland Film Festival.

I’m EXCITED THE VOICES OF THE HILL has been selected to be screened at Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival. Voices of the Hill” is a community oral history documentary that chronicles the history of Twinsburg Heights, a historically black segregated suburb in Northeast Ohio. This documentary is told through the eyes of area youth as they research, film, and interview elders in their community in order to learn and preserve a history before it is lost to dying industries, foreclosures, and gentrification. Students learn first-hand, the importance of banning together, self-advocacy, civic engagement and family as they capture the stories of their elders and document a history to bring their fractured community together.
Run Time: 113 min
Director: Carla L Carter-Bishop
Screening: 9/22 @ 1:00 pm
Thursday September 22, 2016 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Shaker Square Cinema 13116 Shaker Square , Cleveland Ohio 44120
Film, Documentary
View Trailer https://www.facebook.com/TwinsburgHeightsDocumentary/

Voices of the Hill at Greater Cleveland Film Festival

You DO NOT want to miss this!  


PLEASE NOTE: Thanks to our friend Hubert Brandon, details about the exact Date, Time, and Content of this event can by viewing by PRESSING HERE!


Happy to announce that “Voices of the Hill:The Twinsburg Heights Community Documentary” is an official selection in the 2016 Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival! Download the Festival Schedule App at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1147213264 or on google play #GCUFF#VoicesOfTheHill


The July-August 2016 issue of VISIONS Newsletter contained an article about the Red Carpet Premiere of Voices of the Hill (see article below).


You do not want to miss this!  Please scroll to the top of this article to access the App for Registration!

Illustrations with Olympic Gold!

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As we say farewell to the Olympics in Rio, some amazing illustrations have been inspired by the athletes. One article in particular shows the power and strength of Positive Women.  


Mexican gymnast Alexa Moreno made headlines (and hashtags) during her matches last week in Rio. While she was trending at first for all of the wrong reasons (i.e. body-shaming trolls who did nothing but criticize her figure), the rest of the Twitter community came to her rescue and highlighted how talented she is.

“Gymastics is a sport for brave people,” she said in an interview with Americas Now on CCTV last month. “You need to be dedicated, have a strong will, and lots of persistency. I won’t stop until I have reached my goals.”

To demonstrate exactly how proud everyone is of Moreno…

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