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The Death of the Playboy

Saturday, September 30th, 2017
The year was 1970. I was in the eighth grade at St. Mark’s school in Peoria. I remember the day like it was yesterday. One of my classmates — I’ll call him Paul — brought a Polaroid picture to school to show to his friends. Paul and I were the same age — 13 years old. The person in the picture was the girlfriend of Paul’s… Read More

April Fools and The Blind Spot

Saturday, April 1st, 2017
With another April Fools’ Day having come and gone, I thought I’d share some thoughts about how we fool ourselves. April Fools’ Day is all about dreaming up ways to fool other people, but on every other day of the year, we fool ourselves into thinking that we’re something we’re not. About 20 years ago, while I was attending Mass at Sacred Heart Church… Read More

Sin – Coming to a Theater Near You

Saturday, March 4th, 2017
Beauty-Beast-PosterDuring the summer of 2008, my daughter Maria played the part of Belle in the Corn Stock Theater Production of Beauty and the Beast. At that time, she was 24 years old. Beauty and the Beast was originally released in 1991 by Walt Disney Pictures as an animated musical… Read More

Responding to a Raging Critic

Saturday, May 7th, 2016
criticLast week I received a letter from a man who felt compelled to put me in my place. One of his comments pertained to my recent article, A Gunfighter Rides Into Peoria. In that article, I described what happened during a recent trial that I was involved in. Here’s what… Read More

Social Media and Marriage

Saturday, June 21st, 2014
Prenuptial AgreementThere’s a new trend that’s been developing among couples who are getting married. They are signing prenuptial agreements that prohibit their partners from posting nude or embarrassing photos on the Internet. A prenuptial agreement has been traditionally defined as a written contract that is signed by a couple prior to marriage. The agreement provides that in… Read More