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Deep Down Memory Lane…

This past week-end, I was in Chicago, just chilling out after a busy last week. Friday evening, I was invited to have dinner with other members of the family back in Beverly Hills, where Janet and I grew up as kids. ...

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A Close Call…

We are in west suburban Chicago this evening. Janet is getting ready to fly out of town with her sister, Debbie, tomorrow to meet up in Williamsburg with Nancy, their youngest sibling. This is one of the traditional sister trips ...

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Ed the Barber…

Lately, I haven't been sleeping very well. In fact, I am up several times a night having trouble breathing, even though I am taking loads of allergy medicine. This time of year is usually very difficult for me - until ...

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Unswerving Focus…

Well, we are back home from the Greenbrier. The saddest part of each trip is the long journey home after having had such a wonderful time. But we immediately start looking forward to the next time we get to travel ...

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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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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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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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Two Days Too Early…

...is better than two minutes too late... It's been four weeks tomorrow since we lost our dog, Lexie. And the several days leading up to her death were filled with questions about what course of treatment we should follow and whether ...

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