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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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Tomfoolery's 2016 Wish List

As 2015 comes to a close, I think this might be a good time to break out the genie’s lamp and make a few wishes for the new year. I suppose I could probably come up with a thousand or more wishes for 2016. Beyond the obvious ones of wishing to win the lottery, wishing... Read more »

Strike up the band...any band!

For those of us who grew up in Northwest Indiana in the 1960s and early 1970s, we remember it as a gray, yet robust industrial community with more than a slight edge. Many kids had fathers who worked in a mill or factory and who drove what was termed a “work car”. Such a vehicle... Read more »

What do YOU know about comedy?

What do YOU know about comedy?
As a young buck in my early 20s, I don’t suppose I was much different than many others in that age bracket. Finish college, get some kind of a job, get my own place and eventually grow into adulthood. I basically completed my education and asked myself, “Now what?” I guess if I had envisioned... Read more »
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Just Once More

Just Once More
Fickle fate struck again this week when an acquaintance of mine from my childhood fell victim to a massive heart attack and passed away. His untimely death at the all-too-early age of 56 left a hole in the hearts of those he had touched. Tim K. was star athlete when he excelled in cross country... Read more »