Etty Hillesum, March 9, 1941

On March 12, 1941, Etty Hillesum wrote in her diary, “‘Melodious rolls the world from God’s right hand.’  This line by Vewey was stuck in my head all day.  I too wanted to roll melodiously out of God’s hand.” Me, too!  I want to join Etty Hillesum in her quest!  We all can, and it …

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In August 2011, we posted an item that featured Dr. Martin Luther King.  As we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day today in his honor, I wanted to re-post an important part of the original item from August 2011 that emphasizes each man’s obligation to act now and do the right thing. I do not …

Felix Lucero, 1895 – 1951

If 1% of people who read this post have a clue of whom Felix Lucero is, I will be shocked, pleasantly shocked, but shocked nonetheless.  Mr. Lucero is as good an example as there is of a man who gave back to life more than it gave to him, and he performed quite extraordinary deeds …

Anne Frank, June 12, 1929 – early March 1945

Earlier this week, a tVM subscriber pointed me to the official website of Tom Shadyac’s film “I Am.”  How or when I will see it, I don’t know, but I WILL see it.  The trailer grabbed my guts and the final statement struck with power: “We started by asking ‘What’s wrong with the world,’ and …

Luz Long, Silver Medalist, Berlin 1936

In 1967, the guest speaker at the annual athletic awards banquet at the United States Air Force Academy was Jesse Owens, the great American Olympian whose four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics spoiled Adolf Hitler’s planned Aryan showcase.  I was 18-years old and felt very special and very humble as I looked to the …