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Quiet Desperation

If you try to be cool, you’re getting colder

Whenever I am facing something I am unable to resolve on my own, I ask, “What would Lincoln do?” Abraham Lincoln is my guidepost, my lighthouse, my lodestar. “The Springfield Redbird” is what …
Winning Words

The customer is not always right, but still is always the customer

There is a very common saying in business, “The customer is always right.” It may be very common, but it is not always true. What is true is this, “The customer is not always right, but the …
Financial Strategies

How to make financial plans for second half of 2018

No amount of bad news would upset the market in 2017. Even January 2018 appeared to be on a track to the moon, and then the long-awaited correction hits. This took the equities market down a few …
Winning Words

Being a father is opportunity to show unconditional love

One of the greatest tributes to a father can be found in the Dan Fogelberg song “Leader of the Band.” The last part of the song has always meant something special to me … “I thank you for the …

Winning Words

Grabbing that low-hanging fruit can help you reach mountaintop

One of my favorite quotes is this, “The fruit we eat on the mountaintop was grown in the valley.” I have heard this quote many times and it is usually attributed to either Fred Smith or Billy …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Vote Polis for governor

Vote Polis for governor In the 19 years since the shooting at Columbine High school, there have been no meaningful pieces of federal gun legislation. I should know, I am a Columbine survivor. When I …

Letter to the editor: Probe must continue

Probe must continue I am worried about the survival of our democracy. It is important for our democracy and the rule of law that Special Counsel Mueller can continue his investigation. Allowing the …

Letter to the editor: Thanks for the votes

Thanks for the votes I truly would like to thank everyone who voted for me to the South Suburban Parks and Recreation board. I very much appreciated your support, trust and believing in me for …
opinion

Letter to the editor: In praise of tax deduction

In praise of tax deduction National Small Business Week was April 30-May 4. It represented an opportunity to celebrate small businesses that have succeeded in today’s competitive and fast-changing …

Letter to the editor: Vote Bakke for SSPR board

Vote Bakke for SSPR board On May 8, residents of the South Suburban Parks and Recreation District will vote to fill three seats on the SSPRD Board of Directors. Jerry Bakke is a great choice for your …
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