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Cubs!

October 26, 2016


Yes, I’m one of the gazillion Cubs fans reveling in the team’s first World Series since 1945. Yes, there are endless stories online and in the media about the team and its fans and the phenomenon that has been The Chicago Cubs Baseball Club for all these decades. Yes, this is my Cubs story. First, […]

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Hermine

September 6, 2016


I’ve written about it on these pages before: I am a Weather Channel junkie. Mike Seidel is a hero. Jim Cantore is a superhero. The “weather on the 8s” concept is part of my daily life. Nothing new there. So when The Weather Channel (TWC) tells me to prepare for a major storm, I do […]

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Lawsuit

August 10, 2016


A man at my old church has filed a “breach of contract” suit against God. He bought a lottery ticket, prayed, patiently waited for the results and lost when the grand prize was awarded to a lawn service worker in another town. This, despite God’s written promises that “anything you asked in faith would be […]

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The Golden Age of Windbags

July 11, 2016


We are living in “The Golden Age of Windbags.” You cannot escape them, you cannot ignore them, and you have to accept them as part of our uber-hip, weird, talk-to-me culture. Their mouths run like water, words evaporating into the nothingness of time and space, only to be replaced by another flood of bloviation. We […]

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Lost

July 5, 2016


The television series “Lost” was one of my family’s favorites. All of us would gather every Wednesday evening for the latest installments. I was often shouted down: “Dad, shut up!” or “Nobody wants to hear it, Taylor,” because I couldn’t restrain myself from opining. Partly because I was frustrated with the story lines. And partly […]

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