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The Chicken or the Egg?

I was all set to sit down tonight and write about a topic that I had picked out, and as I was speaking with Al, a Jewish friend of mine, he reminded me that I had to wait two more ...

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A Violent Day

The news has been filled the last several days with reports of the speech that Robert Kennedy gave in Indianapolis following the assassination of Martin Luther King on Aril 4, 1968 - a Thursday, for those of you who are ...

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Lessons from Dad

I really loved my father. If you read yesterday's post, you know that today would have been his 88th birthday - but he died back in 1978 when he was 55. He was 30 years older than I am and ...

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My Parents – A Love Story?

My parents were married April 3, 1948 - 5 years before I was born. Dad was married at the age of 24, the day before he turned 25, and my mother was 23. They were married at Trinity United Methodist ...

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It’s Janet’s Birthday – But I Got the Gift!

Today is Janet's birthday. She really didn't want to do anything special; so we took it easy this morning, went out and had lunch at Kona's, and then headed to church for the early Saturday service. Then, of course, we ...

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I Can’t Believe I Did That!

As we near the end of this April 1st, I am reminded of all the practical jokes and pranks that I have been a part of during my life. But let's face it - all of us have done foolish ...

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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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