You're not supposed to toot your own family's horn on a semi-public weblog, but today we will make an exception. In an announcement today the Vitae Foundation revealed the successor to my brother Carl, the fellow who organized the effort 25 years ago. I love the origins: a BBQ in Don and Ruth Ann Schnieders' back yard.
Vitae has taken a very contentious and emotional issue and approaches it from a personal perspective. It's all about options (aka "choice") -- letting the real decision makers (moms and dads, not just politicians) understand that there is a lot at stake and they can choose life if they want. The media messages are "in your heart' and not "in your face." They're on the Mizzou and Cardinals sports networks, and their presence has become international. Brought to you loud and clear from good old JCMO.
Carl will remain active at Vitae. Wife Carolyn will want him out of the house once in a while.
Best wishes, Carl. Your best efforts may still be coming! And Pat Castle sounds like a great choice to fill some shoes. Sounds like they'll be Adidas and not Florsheims.