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I hate my boss!

I hate my boss!
“I hate my boss.” Those were the words I overheard a young lady in the café booth next to me utter to her friend as they sipped coffee and plotted her next career move. I’m not normally an eavesdropper, but this particular line caught my attention for a couple of reasons. First of all, I’ve... Read more »

Your 20-year-old self is calling.

Maybe you’ve seen this question bouncing around social media before; what would you tell your 20-year-old self? I suppose the natural response would be to tell your 20-year-old self to not make all of the mistakes you have made. Don’t marry her/him, don’t move there, don’t take that job, etc. Those are the easy ones.... Read more »

Thanks, Coach.

Thanks, Coach.
As the years begin to add up, I often wonder about what my legacy will be. How will those I leave behind remember me? Will people think of me fondly or otherwise? I know what I would like for people to say, but time will tell. I lost a mentor recently. Someone who left a... Read more »
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What's so funny?

I think it’s safe to say that not many people enjoy a good laugh more than I do. As the producer and co-host of The Tomfoolery Fun Club, a comedy-based variety show, I not only take great pride in seeing people laugh and enjoy themselves at our shows, I’m strategically positioned at the front table... Read more »

Profession vs. Purpose?

Profession vs. Purpose?
Anyone who has ever been subjected to the rigors of a job interview has most likely been posed with the following stammer-inducing question; can you tell me a little about yourself? Many people might reply with a Ralph Kramden-like “homina-homina-homina” uttering which is often followed by a description of what they do for a living.... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

Walt Disney Where Are you?

Walt Disney Where Are you?
I attended a meeting last night which introduced some potential mixed-use developments adjacent to two new South Shore train stations in Hammond, IN, with one station to replace an existing one in North Hammond and another to serve a proposed north-south extension to the current east-west line, which will be situated in the south end... Read more »

Dear Cubs; It's Our Turn!

The long-suffering fans of the Chicago Cubs, a club of which I am a member of, are feeling a bit squeamish today after our boys in blue showed up in flat-as-a-pancake form last night in Cleveland.  Appearing in a World Series for the first time in over a century can have that effect on a... Read more »
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The Yankee, Bobby & Joe

As the presidential primaries forge ahead, and it becomes a bit clearer who the nominees for each party might be, the barroom conversation at my favorite watering hole took an interesting turn. As several of the local bar dwellers began to question the integrity and likeability of the prospective nominees, my friend Joe Mis chimed... Read more »