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The Binge

Art Fettig's Monday Morning Memo 
February 13 , 2017
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In this Issue
o  The Binge 
o  Say Something Good
o  Points To Ponder
o  A Little Humor
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The Binge
I've been on a binge for over a month now and it just beginning to show some positive results. I've been working on a booklet tentatively titled "Stuff I Wrote". One by one I have sorted all of the books or booklets I have written in the past fifty five years or so.One or two booklets are as few as six pages.And a few of the books are over 300 pages. Before I began to take this gathering seriously, if you had asked me how many there were I would have guessed a hundred all together.  Well, right now the count is up to 119 and there are one or two yet I haven't found.

I scanned the covers of most of these and wrote short summaries on each book's contents. I'm showing them in chronological order. I'll also make a list of all the books and booklets showing them in categories such as Speaking, Safety, Sales, Children's,

Memoirs, Creativity, Photography and such.   

So what does all of this have to do with a Binge?  Well, as I keep pulling masses of books off my shelves and out of nooks and crannies and from places I didn't even realize there were books, well I got this tremendous urge to get rid of some of this stuff. All of this entails hours of moving stuff around, carrying boxes filled up with other authors downstairs.

Last week I took a big load of books to the shelter at the dump and they were gobbled up by visitors in the half hour I was there. I met a famous mural artist there who helped me move some boxes.  What interesting people one can meet at our local dump.  

 I figure a couple more weeks and I should have this mess under control. Then I will move on to sorting boxes full of VHS videos and Cassettes of speeches we've taped along the way. So many of them haven't been transferred to DVD's or CD's and there are about a dozen of each of these I'd like to preserve.  If any of you have found a good place to have these transfers made please contact me at or you can phone me at 919 732 6994.  Many thanks. 

Say Something Good
For so long now I have been writing this newsletter every week, come rain or come shine and in this space I have tried to be positive and find something good about America and share it with you. We've shared some of the beauty of America that I have discovered and some of its beautiful people. Week after week, month after month,year after year all I had to do is open my eyes and look out and see the beauty, share those lumps that I got in my throat at the wonder of it all. I suppose it is not America, it isn't its people it is me but putting something positive and uplifting in this little column seems to becoming more difficult every week. There is a lot of ugliness going on out there between Americans. I'd like to make a request. If you are out there and if you read this newsletter please send me a little note just calling my attention to something or somebody doing something good. Please try to restore my faith in America and my fellow Americans.  You only have to write a few lines.  Please respond to me directly at  Thanks.  May God bless America and bring us world peace. 

Points To Ponder
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. Ralph Waldo Emerson 

A Little Humor
Poverty is a state of mind caused by a neighbor's new car.

Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.” -- Kyle Chandler 

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