Tag Archive: Adversity Builds Character

Nov 28

Tom Ufert asks “Is This Heaven?”

Is this heaven?  No, it’s Thanksgiving in America. To paraphrase a famous line from one of my all-time favorite movies, A Field of Dreams, I decided to write of hope and grace that I believe is sorely lacking in this country and indeed throughout the world.  For me the 1989 movie plucks a heartstring, as …

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Nov 24

“Standing Strong for Others is an Obligation,” says Author Tom Ufert

Despite the bloodshed and social havoc that arose from the French Revolution ending in 1789, a distinct social contract developed that forever altered mankind’s perception of our obligatory responsibility for the less fortunate among us. The phrase Noblesse Oblige, loosely translated as “the obligation of the nobility,” came to commonly refer as the social obligation of …

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Jul 22

Tom Ufert Preaches Peace, Love And Books…

Tom Ufert, a 46-year-old quadriplegic afflicted with three different disabilities is an inspirational voice in our troubled times. He received his bachelor of arts in political science and history as a scholarship recipient from Centenary College of Louisiana. Tom is a former Rotary International graduate Fellow who attended Australian National University in Canberra, ACT, specializing …

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Jul 12

Brainography? Tom Ufert Investigates J.W. Northrup’s Brain

J.W. Northrup asked me the other day, “Can you get me an interview with Tom Ufert?” “J.W., I’m not sure we can fit that interview into your schedule.” “Get me an interview with Tom Ufert,” J.W. reasserted. “I want to meet him.” It was a done deal. Tom Ufert, author, disabled wonder and all around …

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Jun 30

“I Don’t Stand For Handicap Jokes,” Tom Ufert Jives

I wanted to interview Tom Ufert by himself as fan mail told me that his first interview with Cliff Roberts was probably the most successful interview I have ever been a part of. The hits were numerous, and many people thought Tom couldn’t beat that. Yesterday, I was lucky enough to take part in a …

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Jun 24

The Main Event: Ufert Meets Roberts

  Cliff Roberts is a man accustomed to the public eye. He was a politician, a CEO, a businessman and a police commissioner. Now, retired, disabled and contented, he writes. He is a novelist.  Tom Ufert, politician, world traveler, charity fundraiser and writer has met his own struggles with addiction, sexuality, illness and has turned …

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Jun 18

Adversity Builds Tom Ufert

Tom Ufert is a disabled guy, and he doesn’t want your pity or your money. He wants you to better yourself and fulfill your potential. His first book “Adversity Builds Character” is a must-read, inspirational story that tells you exactly where Tom comes from, where he has been and why you will want to root …

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