August 20, 2018

Author - Donald Wittmer

DONALD WITTMER is a retired business executive who held key roles in the automotive and banking sectors. For a time, he also served as a Fiscal Agency Manager for the Detroit branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He received his undergraduate degree from Cincinnati's Xavier University, an M.A. in business management from Central Michigan University, and earned certification in bank operations from the School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A husband, father, and grandfather, he teaches part-time at the Kent Place School for Girls in Summit, New Jersey.

Putting the News Together

Each day, it is hard to put everything in perspective when you read the news. With stories that are scattered all over the map being mixed in with other miscellaneous “garbage,” the news seems hardly news at all. As our government...

My Faith Has Been Weakened

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Facing the Weekly Reality

The front door to the church is difficult to open. It sticks and needs repair. I have to keep in mind that the church is over 100 years old. As I enter my local parish, the church is dark. Not all the lights are on as it is too expensive. The pews...

A Tough Dilemma

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Why Are Americans So Depressed?

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We Are So Short

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