Bad News (for) Boys

Bad News (for) Boys

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.– Bruce Lee In March I wrote a blog titled “Non-fiction Reading and Character.” Seeking a topic for this month’s blog, I was struck by the reports about the San Diego Comic-Con International (showcasing comic books and science fiction/fantasy books among other pop culture genres), amused by attendees’…Read More >>

The “Character Mystery”

The “Character Mystery”

The scene: It was at break time on Thursday afternoon at the Character Development Center’s 18th annual Character Matters Conference (USD). Three attendees all of whom, I found out, were to begin their first year of teaching in the fall approached me. “Can we ask you a question?” “Yes, what can I do for the…Read More >>

A Graduation Speech: The Character Highway

A Graduation Speech: The Character Highway

By Ed DeRoche It’s June! Commencement time –caps and gowns – diplomas received—and the inevitable graduation speech. An unofficial survey reveals that almost all high school graduates (college, as well) do not remember who spoke and what was said at their graduation ceremonies. The key for graduation speakers who want an audience to remember his/…Read More >>