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Gone Fishin’

Today is a beautiful day to be out on the lake. It’s not sunny, but it’s comfortably warm and there’s just a hint of a breeze. It’s so quiet—just a gentle ripple on the water. It’s perfect. Unfortunately… Im sitting … Continue reading

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Handicap Ramp Available

A stupid sign at Bill’s Pub in Mundelein, IL

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Braille Menu Available at McDonald’s Drive-Thru Window

"Braille and Picture Menus Available" Sign at McDonald's Drive-Thru Window”

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The New New Patriotism

What’s the most important challenge facing the U.S. right now? Terrorism? The trade gap with China? Jobs and the economy? No. The financial press and its attending pundits talk about a U.S. budget crisis a la Greece—but much worse. Size … Continue reading

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The High Value of Low Values

File this under news that’s not news: Researchers have have found that wealthy people are more likely to lie and cheat than the rest of us. I won’t burden you with details (Read the article). But this confirms the prevailing … Continue reading

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Oh God

God comes up a lot in my writing. I’m not a religious person. No, “God” could often be used interchangeably with terms like “Mother Nature,” “evolution,” “fate,” or “dumb luck.” But the fact is, if you’re like most people, you’re … Continue reading

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