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Jackie Robinson West Little League: No parade for you!

Jackie Robinson West Little League: No parade for you!
Is it me, or do adults make it really hard for kids to want to get out of bed in the morning? We send them to school every day where we scold them when they are late, punish them when they talk and even make them ask for permission to the bathroom…all for no pay.... Read more »

A workplace promise for life...unless we get sick of you

A workplace promise for life...unless we get sick of you
An interesting supplement in today’s Chicago Tribune appeared today entitled Chicago’s Top Workplaces. After taking a few minutes to read through some interesting articles which covered topics such as flexibility in the workplace, exchanging of ideas and open communication (all things which make certain companies “top” companies to work for, I made my way to... 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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No reply? Was it something I wrote?

It seems to me that the last prosperous decade this nation has seen was that of the 1990’s. After that, 9/11 certainly put things into an economic tailspin followed by the collapse of the real estate market. Unfortunately, I don’t see things really improving all that much anytime in the near future. I don’t consider... Read more »

Oh, Bartman...did we say that we're sorry?

Oh, Bartman...did we say that we're sorry?
It’s been ten years since the infamous “Bartman” playoff game. That’s the 2003 playoff game when Steve Bartman got in the way of Cubs’ outfielder Moises Alou catching a foul ball, leading to another epic Cubs collapse. Bartman was blamed for the Cubs failure and has been in virtual hiding ever since. Now, ten years... Read more »

Announcing enrollment in the School of Common Sense

Announcing enrollment in the School of Common Sense
School buses are slowing down traffic in many communities on this rainy Friday morning and those buses are traveling to many different types of schools. Public schools, private schools, charter and religious schools…something for everyone which is great. Some parents are content to simply keep their kids home and “home school” their youngsters. I suppose... Read more »
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50 Years Post-March on Washington: This is it?

50 Years Post-March on Washington: This is it?
In the age of political correctness where we need to watch what we say and to whom, it seems like the only place men feel comfortable saying whatever comes to mind is at the good old fashioned barber shop. I love going to the barber shop. I love going there not only for a haircut,... Read more »

Blurred Lines of Human Decency

I met with some folks recently who are involved in a start-up company which involves a local news web site. The novel idea behind their site is that it promotes only good news. News involving crime, political scandal or any other topic related to controversy is not permitted and only stories related to positive experiences... Read more »

School is in session...now go to your room.

School is in session...now go to your room.
After spending nearly three decades in the corporate world and with no real desire to sell another truckload of widgets, I’ve been looking into the field of education as a means to round out my working days. Maybe it’s an idealistic desire to see if I have the ability to change the world in some... 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 »