Archive for March, 2018

Wall of Shame

Friday, March 30th, 2018

The world has changed since we were young

My how our world has changed,  violence,  terrorism,  drugs, and so on.   As adults in every thing we do in life,  we need to do our “due diligence”,  defined by assessing all situations of life, for danger.   And if we are responsible for others,  our family members  our employees if we run a business, or have responsibilities for an organization,  like a church group,  or scout troop, or 4-H group,  today, we must ask these questions.   This Saturday on A Firm Foundation for Life, a local expert in these life issues,  Steve Cotner,  President of Corporate Intelligent Consultants in Perrysburg will be our feature guest,  along with some other senior staff from CIC.  With the advent of the internet,  or cell phones,  people can be anybody or anywhere.   Steve Cotner has been in this business since 1977,  Steve has had to evolve just as our world has evolved.   This program is a must,  don’t miss it!

Here are the details:   locally 1370 WSPD,  9:00 am. Saturday 7:00 am. on Sunday,  (Easter).    Streamed live @
remotely on your I-Phone with the I-Heart media app.   And additionally now on Facebook Live @  “A Firm Foundation for Life”.

Where did you graduate from?   Jackie and I were at CIC’s office earlier in the week,  here is a picture of all the FAKE degrees people have submitted for job applications.  “Trust,  but verify”!

Rick and Jackie

Rental House at Miami University

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Our rental house this morning at Miami University

Serious Topics

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Some serious topics Saturday on A Firm Foundation for Life,  based on a true story from the Vietnam Memorial where people have been leaving cremains of their relatives at the Wall against the advice of the National Park Service,  now with nearly 100 different cremains that the Park Service doesn’t know how to handle them.   Joining us in studio Dan Billings from Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory.   Besides our discussion about the proper handling of a person’s cremains,  we expect a broad discussion about cemetery lots and where one might wish to be buried?   Serious topics Saturday with expert examination by N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts,  sacred issues we all face in life.

The program can be heard Saturday at 9:00 am.  and Sunday at 7:00 am.  locally on  1370 WSPD,  streamed on your computer at:,  and remotely anywhere on your I-Phone with the I-Heart media app.

What a difference a week makes!   Last Friday night Rick & Jackie were on the beach enjoying the sunset at Lover’s Key with this group of local boaters.

Jackie working on show prep, 86 degrees

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

Working in Paradise

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

The first weekend in March and where do you find the hosts of N. W. Ohio’s longest running radio talk show,  A Firm Foundation for Life?    In Naples, Florida on a tough assignment,  but somebody has to do it!   Joining Rick and Jackie,  Robert Mattson as a young man a successful political figure in Minnesota for a short time period,  then built the most successful restaurant in Naples,  a few years later,  reliving his boyhood years,   Bob purchased a remote,  (only accessible by plane),  fishing camp in Northern Ontario.   A big golf fan,  Rick first met Bob at the 1994 Masters in Augusta and the two have been friends ever since.

However,  Saturday’s program has a more serious focus,  in light of the recent severe hurricane in Florida last fall,  Bob’s mother is in a long-term care facility in Florida in need of 24 hour care and electric to run life essential medical equipment.   The question of the program,  “Is it possible to evacuate thousands of people  from long term care facilities for a natural disaster?”

Besides Bob’s insight into this issue,   N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts have some opinions on this topic too . . .  living in N. W. Ohio isn’t so bad after all,  never have we had to evacuate!

The program is Saturday at 9:00 am.  Sunday at 7:00 am.  live and local,  on the internet at:   <>  and on your I-Phone,  live with the free I-Heart Media app.

Pictured is Rick standing in the Gulf of Mexico,  just before sunset!

R & J