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Every 10 years or so, whether needed or not, my junk drawer gets cleaned out. It has been more than 10 years. more
Heading towards my plane seat, I was excited for my first of many keynote speaking event trips. Little did I know that this experience would be one that I would share in my presentations. Locating my … more
Oh my GAWWWDDD!   Or something like that is what you’re likely to utter after the first bite of a hunk of house-made fudge from Penny’s Candy Co. at ZEMS Ice Cream and Miniature Golf. more

It would be too easy to compare the “Jurassic World” franchise with a lumbering dinosaur, so let’s just say that the new threequel — “Dominion” — is probably everything you want … more
This simple four-word question is one many of us see daily, at least those who use Facebook. It taunts us every time we load our page to create a post with “what’s on your mind?” more
Attendees of this year’s Coachella music festival have posted viral videos adding up their expenses from the weekend — with costs reaching the thousands for flights, hotels, food, drinks, outfits … more
Teaching children that there is no such thing as a free lunch, that consumption must be balanced with contribution, is essential to the maintenance of a civil society. more
Any day trader can hit a lucky putt now and again. But it takes someone with significant knowledge and experience to achieve long term, consistent success. more
The cost of prescription drugs in the U.S. can be enough to make you sick. What you pay varies enormously depending on the drug, the pharmacy, your insurance plan and your deductible ... more
Interesting things can be learned from movie credits: locations where the movie was filmed, for example, singers of songs in the movie, the names of lesser known actors and many other things. more
When my youngest sister came for Memorial Day weekend, we had a list of tasks we hoped to accomplish with an extra pair of hands to help. more
Flag Day is upon us and I’m sure it will bring out the protesters and those who try to separate symbols from reality. more
If you’re short on space or don’t have time for a traditional vegetable garden, why not consider growing vegetables in containers. more
It was out there. It did not like anyone invading its territory. I held my grandfather’s hand tightly while holding a basket with the other. more
The absence of your gift is felt even if it isn’t easily recognized. And for those that have said yes to sharing your gift — thank you. more
Summer is here, and it’s time to do outdoor projects. A project that will have long-lasting benefits is installing a patio. more
This weekend, the International Boxing Hall of Fame is holding its first live event in over two years. more
Someone turning 65 has nearly a 7-in-10 chance of needing long-term care in the future, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, and many don’t have the savings to manage the cost. more
Welcome to our giveaway society. I won’t try to explain it because I’m too old to understand the concept. more
Norman B. Judd: A Rome native grew up to become a Chicago alderman, a member of the Illinois state Senate, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois, a confidant of President Abraham Lincoln ... more
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