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Celebrating Our Unsung Heroes

Unsung hero. That was an assignment Jackson worked on in the course of the first half of fifth grade. An unsung hero is someone known by my son who is not necessarily on the front page of the papers or … Continue reading

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On the road again… I love the Facebook feature that takes you back in time. This day in time… last year, two years ago, longer. As we ambled on our roadtrip to Dallas earlier this week, sketching our path through … Continue reading

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Living Life Non-Stop and Full Tilt

Blue emerges the sky after several slate grey days. And with the blue sky and sunshine can we assess the snow that has fallen of late. Several inches worth, I’d say. And so sayeth the boys who helped me uncover … Continue reading

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To Dance with Time Instead of Fighting it

Rock and roll poet Steve Miller introduced us to, among several things, the idea that “time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping into the future.” Thank you, Steve. And as it slips and we mortals tend to engage daily in hand-to-hand … Continue reading

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baby it’s cold outside…

“You know what we used to say on the South Side?” Once a week or so I will insert this cryptic geo-reference when talking with my sons and I have something I either want to joke about or I want … Continue reading

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What it is and where it is…

The three most important things in real estate? Most old pros and newcomers alike intone that it is location, location, location. But is location a single tone or note? For instance if my client hankers for Lincoln Park, considered one … Continue reading

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About Last Night…

A few years ago and for a couple years running we gave the boys Legos Star Wars Advent calendars. No fuss, no muss – just pop open each day from December 1 to Christmas and a new nifty Lego character … Continue reading

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