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How Illinoisans Advertise on TV

June 26, 2015
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How Illinoisans Advertise on TV

Throughout my “career,” I’ve dipped my feet into the hell, I mean well, of the advertising business, so I tend to pay attention to print ads, radio ads, and – my favorite – television commercials.…

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Sometimes Life Hands You Lemons – Sometimes You Are the Lemon

June 4, 2015
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Sometimes Life Hands You Lemons – Sometimes You Are the Lemon

During the 90s I worked for a local television station. One individual, a popular author, who was responsible for airing the program, wrote and began shooting a movie during that time. I was more than…

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I Was at Risk for Becoming a Child Criminal

April 8, 2015
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I Was at Risk for Becoming a Child Criminal

You wouldn’t know by looking at me, would you, but I was once ~almost~ (suspenseful drumroll) a child criminal. Hard to believe, isn’t it? And yet, so true. I remember the day clearly. I had…

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The REAL Difference Between Men and Women: A Comedy of Airs

March 15, 2015
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The REAL Difference Between Men and Women: A Comedy of Airs

Everybody knows that men have penises and women have vaginas, but a lot of misinformation is floating around about the difference between the two sexes. For instance, some stereotyping individuals claim that women love to…

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Proving People Wrong

March 11, 2015
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Proving People Wrong

I used to be what Dr. Phil calls, “a right fighter” – I always had to be right about everything. I spent hours reading volumes of World Book encyclopedias to prove my points. I would…

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The Names We Name Our Kids

February 16, 2015
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The Names We Name Our Kids

Deciding on names for babies is a time-consuming process. Some parents agonize over names even after their babies arrive, and then, through hazy eyes, after going through hours of horrendous labor and delivery, Mom looks…

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The Silk Skirt and The White Bikini

January 4, 2015
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Carl had a crush on me, but though none of us in the neighborhood ever figured out exactly what Carl’s mental disorder was, his behavior was a little frightening sometimes. One day, for instance, as…

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Thanksgiving in a Homeless Shelter

November 24, 2014
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Thanksgiving in a Homeless Shelter

Clare and I had been talking for years about helping out at a homeless shelter. So one year we decided that it was time to stop talking about it and just DO IT! Her kids…

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Have You Ever Worked THIS HARD to Get YOUR Driver’s License?

November 12, 2014
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Have You Ever Worked THIS HARD to Get YOUR Driver’s License?

Last month I moved from one town to another within the same county. Like a good citizen, State Farm is there – huh? Wait – no. That’s not right. Neighbor. Neighbor. Anyway, I drove to…

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The Horrors of Dr. P (No, he’s not a Urologist)

November 11, 2014
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The Horrors of Dr. P (No, he’s not a Urologist)

I should have married a dentist. I dated a couple of them. When Keith told me that I had been in the running as a possible marriage partner, I didn’t even know I was being…

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