Those babies in strollers are actually dogs? Fertility rates crashing, but pet sales are booming

Image by Gerhard G. from Pixabay.

Michigan’s televised ‘lead news’ funeral for a German Shepherd

Assumption Greek Church in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, made “lead news”…


Checking into a luxury hotel on 9/11/2001? Lessons from more than 20 years covering the lodging and tourism industry, any port in a storm?

We stayed at the Palmer House Hilton in March 2020 at the very start of the pandemic (note my bride wouldn’t touch railings.) Photo by Joseph Serwach.


The best possible editor is a little bit like General George Patton, a juggler, a neurosurgeon — and a traffic cop

Image by KoalaParkLaundromat from Pixabay.


She’s the Bomb? From the Book of Judith to my great-grandma to the ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ star’s stunning appearance on Andy Griffith

Above: Andy Griffith and Barbara Eden appear in a 1962 episode of “The Andy Griffith Show,” where Eden immediately overwhelms every man in town. Image courtesy of Rogers & Cowan via Wikimedia Commons.

Centuries before superheroes, spy movies, or feminism, the Book of Judith showed strong women — and the world — how to wage war and win

Judith Beheading Holofernes by Caravaggio (1571–1610) via Wikimedia Commons.


From the latest scientific research to technology to the Bible, examples of ‘love at first sight’ are all around

Image by Anastasiya Babienko from Pixabay.

The spark is instant — but we spend slightly more time on hiring, recruitment decisions

So there’s definitely “a spark,” you think might turn into love…


What do body modifications tell the world about your story? ‘Show me a man with a tattoo, and I’ll show you a man with an interesting past’

President Ronald Reagan greets Johnny Depp while Nancy Reagan looks on. White House photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.


Hurricane Hugo was on the way, so we started working at 8 a.m. and couldn’t get home until 5 p.m. the next day

Joseph Serwach (and son) shortly after Hurricane Hugo hit South Carolina in 1989. Photo courtesy of the Serwach Archives.

1. Work matters: Go to where the action is

We started work that Thursday, September 21, around 8:30 a.m. All the weather forecasts said Hurricane Hugo (category five as it was coming our way) was heading straight for us: the people of Myrtle Beach.


CBS, Ted Koppel artfully — and reasonably — explain Red State America with a day in Mount Airy, N.C. aka Mayberry

Old and new live side-by-side in Mount Airy, N.C., aka Mayberry, in the summer of 2021. Photo by Joseph Serwach


St. John Paul II to today’s young people: Open your consciences to the one who knows you better than you know yourself

Millions of young people came to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, in 2016, traveling from nearly every nation. Photo by Silar via Wikimedia Commons.

Without God, we can’t fully understand ourselves

“These questions show how man without God cannot understand himself and cannot even fulfill himself without God,” he teaches. …

Joseph Serwach

Story + Identity = Mission. Author, Writer: Journalism, Leadership Culture, Communications, Religion, Education, History. Inspiration: Catholic, Polish.

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