Author Archives: Stephen J. Gohmann

Watching the Signs

Those of us in striking range of the Big Sleep share many commonalities in our physical and spiritual development. (Or is that deterioration? I forget.)  Many of these kind of suck.  In fact, most of them kind of suck.  In … Continue reading

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Politics, Cooking Shows, Home Makeovers, Reality TV and Miscellaneous

I’ve now been successfully retired for over ten years.  The definition of ‘successful retirement’ means two things:  a)  I’m still here – and  – b)  I have become expert at watching television. Those of you facing retirement soon  or perhaps … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story

Thank You and A Merry Christmas to You, Dana  The buzz these days is all about the decline of bricks and mortar stores with retail sales rapidly moving to the internet. And it may well come to pass that people … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking, The Media, Lawsuits, and Junior Mints

I don’t know what it is, but sometimes the planets come into alignment, the Hand of God reaches out to nudge the Universe one way or another, a Vulcan mind meld is applied irresponsibly, or perhaps humanity reaches an apex … Continue reading

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It’s Outrageous!!!!….And One Other Thought

A few days ago something happened that annoyed me. I forget what it was exactly but within minutes I realized my reaction to it was WAY inappropriate for the times. In case you haven’t noticed,  if you bother to watch … Continue reading

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Potty Break

It was one of those steaming hot summer days in the suburbs.  The pavement shimmered in the heat and the local swimming pools overflowed from the impact of countless cannon balls and belly flops. Looking forward to watching my son’s … Continue reading

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The Controversy Over Cursive

I’ve lived in the Great State of Illinois all my life. I use the modifier ‘Great’ for the purpose of distinguishing Illinois from other States known as ‘Not Great’or worse yet ‘Insignificant’ (e.g., Rhode Island).  I also use it because … Continue reading

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Trump & Obamacare Replacement – NADA!

Just feel like I have to put down my opinion on the premiere issue of today, Friday, March 25, 2017 – namely, the House vote on replacement of Obamacare. To put it bluntly, I hope the bill on the table … Continue reading

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Hey, lets BINGE! … (or not)

In retirement I frequently have a lot of time on my hands to do whatever I wish.  The rest of the time I do something else but I don’t remember what it was.   I recently and quite accidentally got … Continue reading

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A Recipe for Disaster

I’ve found that in retirement one has considerable time to think about many things. Some of these are really important, like whether or not a colonoscopy is affordable in this year’s budget. (Note:  See previous Post referencing this Procedure.  Comment … Continue reading

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A Great Time to Be Alive

We’re now into the second month of the Trump Administration.  And what a month it’s been! I don’t know if my reactions to State (Illinois, Ugh!), National or World events – particularly in the Political arena – are typical of … Continue reading

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Trump, Bafflement & Other Synonyms

Donald Trump has been President for six days now and it’s been fascinating to watch the media’s reaction in that brief time. It seems every day there has been a new word or phrase selected by the media and it’s … Continue reading

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Brian Williams, Jackie Robinson West & Life’s Lessons Learned the Hard Way

It’s been quite a week.  First, Brian Williams gets essentially dumped (six months, oh yeah) for embellishing a war story.  Next, the Jackie Robinson West boy’s baseball team, crowned National Champs last summer are dethroned because their team included players … Continue reading

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The New Age Discrimination in Employment

I am in that group of early boomers entering the ‘golden years of retirement’.  So are most of my friends. I’ve been retired for a little over four years now and during that time have watched a number of colleagues … Continue reading

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Time Goes By

It’s been a year since I visited this space so I thought I’d add some thoughts.   Nationally, the last three months have seen improvement in the economic environment in the U.S., but today specfically blew chunks.  I’m still waiting … Continue reading

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Still on the Fence

It’s now August and we’re less than 100 days from the election.  Surprise!  Since my last comments Obama has changed his positions on several issues and is sounding more like McCain than McCain does.  I guess on a positive note … Continue reading

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Now it Starts…

Well, this week Barack Obame finally clinched the Democratic Party’s nomination for President.  As phony and transparent as I find Hillary Clinton,  I was actually pleased at the outcome of the Primary, although it seemed to go on forever.   … Continue reading

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For Starters…..

Hi;   If you’re reading this, welcome to my blog.  If you’re not, please skip the following   This is my first time blogging so the content wil evolve over time.  What this means is that I frankly don’t know … Continue reading

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