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Washington, A Work in Progress

I spent last week in Washington D.C. This city used to be a frequent destination for me to visit museums, take in the architectural beauty and reflect on our history as a nation. This was however my first visit in nearly nine years and it was a very different trip as it involved my 8 […]

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I’m Going to Stop Messin’ with Texas

I’ll admit it, I have never been a fan of Texas. There’s a lot of baggage there for me; Oil, JFK, Bush, free use of the death penalty. But I’m softening my position on Texas. Why? I attended a conference there for four days last week and I couldn’t say where I was ever treated […]

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Secrets to Using the Moleskine® Notebook

For over eight years now, the Moleskine notebook has been my preferred way to take notes, record thoughts and track my to do’s in the analog world. I always go for the black, 8×5 size with rule. It has so many cool things going for it. It’s compact, easy to carry, has a ribbon marker […]

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Golf, Tiger and Father’s Day

The U.S. Open golf tournament and Father’s Day seem to always intersect. Growing up, I used to watch the last day of the tournament with my father on his day. Now it’s my day, and I was gearing up for tomorrow’s BBQ with friends and my family when I decided to flip on the plasma […]

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Indy Cars and Super Modifieds

Watching this year’s Indy 500 took me back to my childhood. I grew up within ear shot of a high-banked, dirt oval race track. Every Sunday night during the summer, my dad took me to the races. I had an uncle that raced for a few years and traveled the midwest circuit. He was forced into […]

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Baseball Memories Can’t Be Demolished

One of the things they don’t tell you about getting older is much of the structural part of the world you experienced in your youth will be demolished before your very eyes. Movie theaters, bars, bowling alleys, stores, schools, sometimes even the residences where you once lived. This change is most obvious when you leave […]

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Homage to Comet

This one’s personal. If you have pets you know how attached you can get to them. They become part of your family. You love them and they drive you crazy at the same time. Yesterday we lost a beloved member of our family, Comet the cat. He was pretty amazing. A beautiful, majestic, nearly perfect […]

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Double Fracture of the Left Ankle

I don’t frequently write posts of a personal nature, but this event seems to warrant one. The Friday after Thanksgiving I was walking from house to garage and somehow I overshot the second step. All my weight came down on my ankle which was now turned 90 degrees from top dead center. The result was […]

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A Brave New World (for me)

I attended the Forrester Research Consumer Forum here in Chicago over the last two days. The entire event was a study in social computing. It made me feel a bit inadequate because I didn’t have a facebook profile, nor had I started a blog. I have written customer reviews and played the role as a […]

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