Here Comes the Boom

A movie in high circulation on cable right now is ‘The Intern.’ The film stars Robert De Niro as Ben Whitaker, a retired 70-year-old widower who is bored with retirement. He applies to a be a senior intern at an online fashion retailer and gets the position. Jules Ostin, the founder of the company, played […]

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Can Christmas Come Too Early?

When I was a kid, we would go to Fond du Lac to celebrate Thanksgiving with my cousins. We’d play a game of football in the yard or basketball in the driveway, then go inside to share a delicious meal (even though my sister and I got stuck at the kids’ table). The following weekend, […]

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Haunting Mansion Tax

This is my favorite time of year. Football is in full swing and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. After eating too much with family and friends, we’ll burn some calories Black Friday shopping. Then we get to eat candy and cookies and watch Christmas movies all through December. Every year, however, my Christmas spirit […]

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Florida

Now is the time of year when my family starts watching Christmas movies. We watch the classics – ‘Elf,’ ‘Christmas Vacation,’ ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ and, of course, ‘Die Hard.’ We also watch ‘Home Alone,’ and sometimes ‘Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.’ The sequel finds Kevin McCallister, played by Macaulay Culkin, alone in […]

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Law Fur Change

In the early 1900s, my great-grandfather worked at the Kimberly paper mill. After a mill explosion threw him into a wall, he lost the use of his arm. The mill graciously gave him a job as a custodian. Unfulfilled, though, he went to work at an insurance company and taught himself to read by reviewing […]

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Wronged Fan

When I was in college, we would always make a few road trips in the fall to go to Madison. Our buddies would line us up with tickets and we would cheer on our beloved Badgers. I remember one particular game against Michigan, some students smuggled in bags of jumbo marshmallows. They distributed them in […]

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