Can’t Buy Me Love

Saturday, October 19 marks this year’s Sweetest Day. According to Hallmark.com, Sweetest Day is “simply a reminder that a thoughtful word, deed or small gift enriches the life of the recipient as well as the person giving it.” Sweetest Day was purportedly established in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1922 by a committee of 12 confectioners. The […]

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Make a Federal Case Out of It

When I was in law school, I would look forward to coming home from class every day to unwind in my apartment. The first thing I would do was check my mailbox to see if I got a letter from my then-girlfriend now-wife. I would usually get a letter from her about once a week. […]

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Out of Sync

I am a huge, huge fan of KISS. My buddies and I have gone to see the ‘Hottest Band in the World’ at least five times. One time we saw them at the St. Paul Civic Center, and we went in full makeup. My friend, Tree, was Gene Simmons, Greg was Ace Frehley, Jason was […]

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Cash Isn’t King?

When I was a kid I remember when we would go to the grocery store and we would pay cash for our wares. It was a big deal when the store started accepting checks. Then, a few years later, the store started accepting credit cards. As a business owner, I’m not too fussy about how […]

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Call Porsche 911

While channel surfing the other night, I caught the classic Seinfeld episode ‘The Parking Space.’ This installment revolves around Jerry hosting a group of friends to his apartment to watch a championship boxing match. Kramer invites his friend Mike Moffit who confides in him that he thinks Jerry is a phony. Apparently, Mike is not […]

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Don’t Monkey Around with Warnings

As many readers know, I am a huge fan of movies. That’s why every year I look forward to Black Friday shopping where I can snag huge deals on Blu Rays and DVDs. This year I grabbed some awesome flicks, including ‘Kong: Skull Island.’ The movie is set in the 1970s at the close of […]

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Warning Full of Beans?

When I started working at our law office, I felt pretty special. My first day I went into the lobby to get something, and we had two pots of coffee sitting there. One said ‘Decaf’ and the other said ‘Reg.’ I don’t even drink coffee, but I had my very own pot. While I don’t […]

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Let’s Turn the Tide

Young people do stupid things. When I was in high school, I made $10 by eating a Snausage dog treat, but I couldn’t eat or drink anything else for 10 minutes after. At our five-year class reunion, my buddy, Pearl, consumed a concoction of Oreos, pickles, cheese and crackers and beer for $34. Thankfully, most […]

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Going to Court over Fees is a Last Resort

When I was a kid, we used to watch the TV show ‘Hotel.’ The drama starred James Brolin and Connie Sellecca, who ran the elegant St. Gregory Hotel in San Francisco. The hotel was owned by Bette Davis, and was the setting for exciting encounters for the guest stars each week, usually romantic, using the […]

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Selling Baked Goods Easy as Pie

My family and I were blessed to have a wonderful Christmas. Lots of family time, great food, and some treats under the tree. I was also very fortunate to have some generous clients bring me some delicious home-baked goodies. I was very touched to receive homemade cookies, pistachio pudding cake, and lots of candies. Each […]

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