You won a pile of bricks!

You won a pile of bricks!
A stiff wind or the huff and puff of the big bad wolf could have done the job at this point, but instead the wrecking ball took a few easy swipes at the historic Town Theatre in Highland, IN this week.  A once-promising rehabilitation effort was, over a prolonged period of too many years, laid... Read more »

The name of my office bully is (insert name here).

The name of my office bully is (insert name here).
The results are in from a very informal survey and the outcome is this; office bullying is epidemic.  These people are everywhere!  The bullies are running roughshod in not only offices, but in schools, manufacturing facilities, health clubs…everywhere.  Who are these bullies I refer to?  These are the people who bulldoze their way into our... Read more »

When you grow up...

When you grow up...
What do you want to be when you grow up?  That’s a question most often asked of young children as they begin to envision how their lives may turn out.  In my case, it was asked of me by Ms. Michele (my girlfriend / soul mate) as we enjoyed a drink at the bar a... Read more »
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If money was not the issue...

If money was not the issue...
Most anyone over the age of thirty has experienced the workplace yo-yo, or in other words, the aspect of dealing with multiple personalities if not those individuals with multi-personalities.  Those much younger than that, or of college age, might not be so in tune with such trials and tribulations which lie ahead.  To say ignorance... Read more »

Let's chat...while you listen.

Let's chat...while you listen.
There seems to be an epidemic taking the nation by storm, one which is perhaps manifested by our current political environment; Listenitis.  Listenitis is the condition in which seemingly normal people become so engulfed in their own sense of self-absorption that the concept of listening to others becomes an impossibility. One would think these people... Read more »

This is progress?

This is progress?
It’s no secret that technology has progressed more in the past ten years than ever before.  Computers and other such hand-held devices not only consume us, they now rule us.  Just watch any group of high school-aged youngsters walk down the street with their heads bowed…not in prayer but in paying homage to their iPhones.... Read more »
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Wake me when the game begins!

Wake me when the game begins!
In the spring of 1969, a very skinny 8-year-old boy from Hammond, Indiana ran home from Edison Elementary School to watch the last few innings of the Chicago Cubs opening day game.  Although it has been nearly fifty years since that day, and most of those memories now appear in my mind in faded Technicolor,... Read more »

A world of 'no'? No thanks!

A world of 'no'?  No thanks!
It’s been said that with age, skepticism comes along with it. Maybe after years of watching the ten o’clock news, developing a certain amount of pessimism is just a natural reaction. Fun things, or things which were intended to be fun, like Facebook, have also become nothing more than a quagmire for negativity if not... Read more »

Drop us at Target?

Drop us at Target?
“Mom, can you drop us off at Target?”, were the words overheard of a teenage child to her mother.  “What do you want to go there for?”, the mother replied.  “Because it’s something to do!”, the child answered.  This was a conversation overheard, ironically, on the same day the Highland, Indiana Town Council voted down... Read more »
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My favorite town: Motown!

My favorite town: Motown!
Has our country ever been more divided?  Probably.  The years in which the Civil War was fought most likely claims that shame.  Has the country ever been LESS divided?  Probably not, although it would be nice to point to a time in which everyone came together and enjoyed their setting regardless of one’s race, gender,... Read more »