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Rule #1989: The Chicago Way

Rule #1989: The Chicago Way When Matthew went to college I heard from him about every two weeks, usually with the routine call of  everything is fine, and classes are going well and nothing to report. Basically keeping me in … Continue reading

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Rule # 161: Sin is good

Rule # 161: Sin is good In the crazy world of elections and COVID I have been thinking a lot about what is dividing us into camps. I have gone back to my bible of human understanding, the works of … Continue reading

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#Rule 2021 : Cure for 2020

#Rule 2021 : Cure for 2020 As horrible as 2020 has been we have started 2021 almost in a worse position. The divide between people has grown beyond politics to fostering hate and distrust of even friends and family. I’ve … Continue reading

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Rule#74: Motorcycle Paradox

Rule #74: Motorcycle Paradox As an insurance geek and underwriter I have very few opportunities to teach my kids life skills from my career. I couldn’t show them how to make a compound joint or tune up a Chevy, most … Continue reading

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Rule #572: House divided against itself cannot not stand

Rule #572:  House divided against itself cannot not stand IN THIS TEMPLE AS IN THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE FOR WHOM HE SAVED THE UNION THE MEMORY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN IS ENSHRINED FOREVER. This sickens me. The stupidity, the hatred, the blame and … Continue reading

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Rule # 117 : Trust but Verify

Rule # 117 : Trust but Verify You kids know that I tend to tell my stories and make statements that appear to be based fact, but are colored by my opinion. My Dad use to do this at the … Continue reading

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Rule # COVID 19- Five Lessons From an Epidemic

Rule # COVID 19- Five Lessons From an Epidemic I have been though the typical ups and down of life that we all experience. I have  failed a course, been fired multiple times, been divorced and lost at virtually every … Continue reading

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Rule #55- Nothing takes the Place of Persistence

Rule #55- Nothing takes the Place of Persistence “Nothing in the world can take place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb”- Ray Kroc … Continue reading

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Rule #177: Fear of Toilet Paper

Rule #177: Fear of Toilet Paper As a rule fear is good. Fear keeps us from doing stupid things that will kill us. Things like alligators and Jehovah Wintesses visits on a Saturday are normal rational things to avoid and … Continue reading

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Rule# 313: purge ofter

Rule# 313: Purge often When we moved to Florida in 2017 we tried to throw out everything we didn’t use or need. I filled up 2 loads of a 40 yard dumpsters, and thought I was going pretty well- combining … Continue reading

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