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An Unbelievable Work Ethic…

There's no doubt that Janet and I have both grown up with a degree of privilege. We grew up on the south side of Chicago, have lived in the western and northwestern suburbs there and then were fortunate enough to ...

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Once In a Lifetime…

The end of last month and September to date have been filled with anniversaries and remembrances of parents who are no longer with us. Janet and her sisters lost both their mother and father four years ago - and it ...

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Gobsmacked…

I was listening to the program "Sunday Morning" on CBS earlier today, and Jane Pauley was interviewing Hillary Clinton in advance of Clinton's new book, "What Happened." The book chronicles the campaign as well as what she believes are the ...

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Thirty-Five Years Already?

The day after Labor Day, that would be Tuesday of this week, was the thirty fifth anniversary of my beginning work in Indianapolis. It seems so long ago, and I could never have predicted all the twists and turns our ...

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Labor Day…

Monday, we celebrate the achievements of the American workforce and its contribution to the economy of the United States. Labor Day is a distinctly American holiday. It started back in the late 1800's and eventually gained momentum outside its origin ...

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Perspective…

Let's face it. We have all kinds of issues with critters around the house. This past spring, we had moths in the bird seed and before I knew what happened, we had moths all over the garage and we couldn't ...

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Up, Up, but not Away…

We live near Conner Prairie, a living history museum that we have visited countless times throughout our time here in Indiana. During the summer months, the Indianapolis Symphony plays concerts there and throughout the year there are various programs - ...

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A New Kind of Normal…

Last night, Janet and I went out to a local place we have never visited to partake of half-price burger night. What was special about the evening was that it was a terrific night to eat outside, it wasn't too ...

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From the Inside Out…

Certainly, since I was a boy, the social graces and the way we treat one another has deteriorated. I understand that back in the sixties there were race riots and civil rights took front and center stage. Then, of course, ...

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For the Umbraphiles…

It's a word that we don't hear very often. In fact, if it wasn't for the total eclipse of the sun next Monday, many of us wouldn't be exposed to it at all. According to the dictionary, an umbraphile is "a ...

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