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A Tale Of Two Women

Former Univ of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise Employed by governmental entity in a position of power. Required, by law, to conduct all work-related email correspondence via employer-provided email service. Decided that she was above that law. Used personal email account … Continue reading

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And The Oscar for Best Performance in a Dickens Tragedy Goes To…My Dog

  Dogs are man’s best friends and devoted companions.  And if they had fingers, most of us would be wrapped around their littlest one. Our dog, Sally, is a master manipulator.  Here’s a typical evening at home. We live out … Continue reading

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Are You A Wuss?

I’d like to think I’m the kind of person who would rush into a burning building to save somebody’s cat.  But when it comes to scary or gory stuff?   I’m a total wuss. My friend Susie at Susie Lindau’s … Continue reading

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What Does Your Avatar Say About You?

Avatar noun av·a·tar \ˈa-və-ˌtär\ 1:  the incarnation of a Hindu deity (as Vishnu) 2a :  an incarnation in human form b :  an embodiment (as of a concept or philosophy) often in a person 3:  a variant phase or version … Continue reading

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The 3 Most Powerful Letters In The English Language

Words can be powerful weapons, but one little suffix can beat them all.  Three letters provide a mighty shield for the user to hide behind. I’m talking about “ish.” “ish” means neither yes nor no.  It admits while admitting nothing.  … Continue reading

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I Know Why The Caged Chicken Clucks

          Actually, I don’t know why the caged chicken clucks.  But Brad Pitt does. Pitt lashed out at retail giant Costco last week, saying they are laying an egg with their treatment of the chickens that … Continue reading

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How I-94 Construction Traffic Is Like The Greek Debt Crisis

  It’s human nature to look out for #1, but those who make this their life’s mantra are full of #2. Last weekend I drove from my now-home in Illinois to my childhood home in Michigan for a quintessential 4th … Continue reading

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