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The $2 Bill and Financial Literacy – A Lesson from my Father and Mass Mutual

April 20, 2017

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My father’s 77th birthday would have been today if he were still alive. I’m not trying to bring you to a more somber place right out of the gate, but wanted to share that information because the bulk of my financial education came from my father and mother and involved […]
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Revisiting #MallWriter – 25 Reasons to Rethink the Selection – Mall of America

April 13, 2017

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A quick list of 25 reasons why I should be reconsidered as the #MOATurns25 - Mall of America writer in residence.
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Chicago, the Cubs, Baseball and Life

November 2, 2016

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The Chicago Cubs are one game away from their first world series win in about a century. Wouldn't it be great if they won it all in 2016? I think so...for my friends, family and their fans. Go Cubbies!
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The Crafty Genius of Bill Belichick

October 3, 2016

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It seems to me that the Bills weren’t THAT good this weekend. Bill Belichick just decided it was time to lose. Try to keep up with me… All of New England sat stunned at 4PM Sunday afternoon. The very foundation on which the fan base has built its arrogance over […]
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Soundtrack of My Life Right Now – Music Soothes and Energizes

September 16, 2016

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When I talk about music with people I usually begin the conversation by saying I’m musically inept. From my time as a trumpet player and my more recent foray into banjo, I’ve been an abject failure. Further, my music appreciation runs the gamut from songs by Wham to a lot […]
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Happy Right Where You Are – Mental Travel via the 52 Lists Project

September 8, 2016

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I’m participating in a weekly writing exercise with my wife. The writing prompts or topics – 52 of them – are varied, but each one is crafted to make you think. With this third post (the other two are in the Reflections and the Social Media blogs), I’m challenged to […]
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