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Show Me The Way

Back in 1969 and'70, as a 17 year old high school senior, I used to attend Friday night dances, we called them sock hops, at Mother McAuley; a girl's Catholic High School in Oak Lawn, on the far south side ...

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Thin-Slicing – Trust your Gut!

Perhaps you have heard of Malcolm Gladwell. He is the author of several bestselling books - among them: Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers and What the Dog Saw. Blink explores the things we see and study, many times in the blink ...

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The New House

When I was young, my parents had a housekeeper, Elouise, who had worked for members of our family for many years. She used to predict that my brother Doug would become a "preacher boy", and that I would become a ...

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My Friend George

Every once in a while, and I mean not very often, you meet someone who touches your heart; even if only a little. And that was the way it was with George, when we met more than 6-1/2 years ago, ...

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Ten Years and Counting

Ten years ago today we moved into our current home in Carmel. We have lived in Carmel since the fall of 1982, and this is our third home in the area. We started with a smaller place that we lived ...

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No Need for Legalese

legalese |ˌlēgəˈlēz; -ˈlēs|noun informal, often derogatory - the formal and technical language of legal documents that is often hard to understand. Well, our trip to Hilton Head is over and we are on our way back home. Although we could have made the entire drive in one day, it rained much of the afternoon, and we ...

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In My Father’s House

Today is our last full day in Hilton Head - we start our return home in the morning. And like most of the days here, we didn't have big plans. But our friends, Steve and Patty, had located some real ...

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Lessons from Grandpa

I was eighteen, at the end of my sophomore year in college, when my maternal grandfather, Victor E. LaRue, died 39 years ago today. I was very close to him - and I thought the world would come to an ...

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The Danger of Random

Janet and I spent the day today with our friends, Steve and Patty. We live next door to them in Carmel, and always enjoy their company. So when we had the chance to come to Hilton Head and visit them, ...

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The Frustrations of Technology

Well, I am in Hilton Head still, and I am frustrated beyond belief - not that I don't want to write to you, but it is already after midnight, and I can't get an internet connection. I just got off ...

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