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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