Author Archives: Stephen J. Gohmann

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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Get Ready Illinois – Things are Going to Start Happening Soon

I’ve lived in Illinois my whole life.  I spent my first 28 years growing up, living and working in Chicago.  Since then I’ve lived in what are referred to the ‘Collar Counties’ – those surrounding Cook County which includes the … 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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