Just a Few More Words

The mornings are getting so much warmer. I’d better get to feeling better, so I can get those flower beds turned in time to plant. Otherwise, I know you’ll have my hide. You have always known what I meant to say, even when I had no idea how to say it. A man is rarely […]

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Want Not, Want Not

The Great Escape I have become increasingly aware that, no matter how arguably blessed my life may be at any moment, I have limitless capacity to convince myself that my happiness depends on something I lack. For the past week, temperatures in the Chicago area have stood at record sub-zero levels. Yet I live in […]

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Send in the Clowns

Last night, the Chicago Bears played a game against the Green Bay Packers. My level of interest in that event is reflected in the fact that a day later, I still have no idea who won. In the midst of doing other, more important things, I stopped into a local pizza shop for a quick […]

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The Easiest Choice Ever

I understand the Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to stay in the locker room during the National Anthem, rather than take the field for their scheduled game against the Chicago Bears. Pathetic and sad. I have been a Steeler fan for forty years. I have been American longer. Now I’m told I have to choose between […]

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