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Casual Fridays Radio Show airs each Friday at noon (and again at 11 p.m.) on Lakeshore Public Radio, WLPR, 89.1-FM, streaming at http://lakeshorepublicmedia.org/local-programs/casual-fridays/. Listen to previous shows at that site also.

When is the last time you invested in your 401(k) for the soul?

July 21, 2014

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The old man sported an imaginary tape measure and a very real look suggesting, “Listen up youngster, you might find this interesting.” He then reeled off his age in inches – 10, 20, 40, 60, 70-plus inches – and pinched the tape at that exact spot with his huge hands. He watched several feet of […]

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Is our country more polarized than ever before?

July 14, 2014

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Americans appear to be more isolated from each other, more insulated from opposing viewpoints, and more insulted by the notion of any type of agreement. We’re mutually disgusted, disconnected, and disappointed over the disjointed state of our United States. And politics has become the new national pastime, overtaking such childish, escapist pursuits as baseball or […]

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If I really wanted to ‘stir the pot’…

July 2, 2014

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I want to address some readers’ claims that I purposely “stir the pot,” which is not my intent. My posts, writings and columns simply reflect how I think, process things, and examine them. It’s how I’ve always thought and processed issues, long before I became a writer or the Internet came around. Social media merely […]

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Seriously kids, gay pride is nothing to sneeze at

June 29, 2014

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So I figured I’d be the open-minded parent, the urban parent, the Hoosier-hip parent, and take my son to the Gay Pride Parade in Chicago. Oh, not today’s parade. No, I’m talking about the parade back in the mid-1990s, when my son was a youngster and, I figured, still impressionable. I thought it might be […]

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New rule: Little League PARENTS must take the field

June 28, 2014

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The loudmouth father sat on two, count ‘em two, lawnchairs near right field of the Little League baseball diamond. He slurped from a Big Gulp the size of a trash can, munched on a super-sized something or other, and had a hard time squeezing out of his seat to use the bathroom. I probably wouldn’t […]

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Jackson tornado touches down at boyhood home

June 25, 2014

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The boy who would be King finally came home. “Tito slept there, Marlon slept there,” Michael Jackson reminisced as he walked through the home he left behind nearly 30 years ago. In the living room, Jackson told relatives, here “we rehearsed, rehearsed and rehearsed all the time,” according to second cousin Tarneshia Sutherland, who helped […]

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A wrinkled warning to anyone attending their high school reunion…

June 24, 2014

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To anyone who will be attending their high school reunion this summer, a word of wrinkled warning to the faint of heart: Be prepared to view yourself through the reflective yet sobering mirror of reality-based interpretation. In other words, brace yourself. When I attended my 30-year Wirt High School reunion in the Miller section of […]

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