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Fine Line(Man)

February 10, 2016

My defensive line coach, sophomore year at The University of Illinois, was a man named John Nelson. The Illini were coming off a winning season (a rarity in Champaign to this day!) and much of the team’s success came from a hard-nosed defense, anchored by a future NFL All-Pro named Scott Studwell – possibly a […]

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Hack Attack

January 14, 2016

I am, in comedy terms, a hack. It’s a derogatory term, meaning that even though I’m a “professional,” I’m not worthy of mainstream exposure. Good thing for me I don’t care. I’ve worked with just about every kind of act there is: stand-up comics and cabaret singers; Broadway actors and rock ‘n’ roll bands; directors […]

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Laundry Day

January 6, 2016

I do my own laundry. I do my own laundry because I am a nice guy and I won’t subject anyone, most of all my wife, to the once-a-month kluster kludge of insanity that is my soiled, used and sometimes still-damp-from-the-gym clothing. My travel schedule has been laughably out of control for two months so […]

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Turn on, Tune in, Too dumb

November 20, 2015

I missed the turbulent, riotous demonstrations of the 1960’s, so I’m eagerly watching what’s happening on college campuses today. I’m taking for granted this is kind of a callback to those thrilling days of yesteryear when peace and love (and the occasional bombing or call to the National Guard) were commonplace at good ol’ State […]

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Here Come the Holidays

November 10, 2015

Yeah, it’s gray and rainy on the East Coast, the temps are dropping and it gets dark around 5:00 p.m. With the holidays approaching, some folks are already feeling the stress and strain of the party-and-hubbub of the season. Some of us get the blues around this time of year. But I’m not fuss and […]

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