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No Place Like Gnome

November 11, 2014


We have critical issues facing us as a people, facing all of us as a culture and a society, not to mention facing the planet. But nobody seems to be talking about a cataclysmic societal shift that has rocked the USA and other countries over the past 10-15 years, and has forever changed the way […]

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I Love the Smell of Clarity in The Morning

November 4, 2014


A rare couple of days at home so I have a few minutes to collect my thoughts, not always easy and probably not a good thing. I got up early today so I could be unproductive and waste more time than usual, which I’ve accomplished. (I did vote and took the dog for his first […]

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Cubs Fan

August 28, 2014


Labor Day weekend. For some it’s a sad time: the end of summer, back to school, back to the routine, the days grow shorter. For others it’s a new start: off to college, football season with all it’s hopes and fun, the change-of-seasons. For me, a Chicago Cubs fan, it’s another look to next year. […]

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Robin Williams

August 12, 2014


I showed up at the Zanies Comedy Club on an early-spring Sunday, 1985, the world having come into focus. I was emceeing the shows every night, making a living and working with all the big names of the day: Leno, Seinfeld, Yakov, Sinbad – not to mention the best comics in Chicago. I felt incredibly […]

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Mac Mason?

June 25, 2014


Yes. There is a new doll coming into the children’s toy marketplace, and his name is Mac Mason. He’s a 14-year-old boy, he’s living in 1943, and he eschews things like magic, superpowers and brute strength for stuff like “creativity, imagination and smarts.” Obviously we share the same name, but we aren’t related. Mac’s inventor […]

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