A good week for an important message

The accomplishments of Bret Michaels and Crystal Bowersox, made it a great week for 23.6 million Americans.  For the record, I will casually watch a few minutes of both “Celebrity Apprentice” and “American Idol.”  I’m not a fan of reality shows, but that is another topic for another day. What is my reason for saying…

Parents need schooling as much as the kids do

Two college classmates and I were rehashing the annual Character Counts gala at the Hy-Vee Conference Center Friday night.  The gala honored Indianapolis tight end and Livermore native Dallas Clark with the Bob Ray Pillar of Character award. The conversation segued into the Character Counts program in itself and how effective it is in the…