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Gerald D. Skoning
by | May 7, 2019

NBC’s Nightly News with Lester Holt includes a regular feature at the end of its nightly broadcast titled “Inspiring America.” The segment is intended to highlight remarkable people who are making a positive impact on our communities and making the…

by | Oct 12, 2018

I was saddened to read that that Sears Holdings (owner of Sears and Kmart) is on life support and may not survive. That’s what the company itself admitted in its annual report earlier this year in which it bluntly declared…

by | Jul 3, 2018

You can hear workers beginning to grumble about the 4th of July. Oh, to be sure, most are flag-waving patriots who love celebrating our nation’s birthday with red, white, and blue fireworks and cookouts with brats and hot dogs, washed down…

by | Jun 13, 2018

Springfield lawmakers are crowing in self-congratulations over the passage of the state’s first budget in two years. The budget leaves unpaid a $6 billion stack of bills and does absolutely nothing to address the $130 billion in unfunded pension obligations….

by | May 23, 2018

I think I’m on the verge of developing what might be called “Amish syndrome.” Now, don’t jump to conclusions. I’m not about to trade in my beloved Lexus for a horse-and-buggy rig. After all, horses would be much higher maintenance…

by | May 14, 2018

I love hockey. I have played the game for much of my life at a variety of different levels, prep school, Division I college hockey, and even semi-pro for several years. I have played throughout the United States and played…

by | Apr 23, 2018

Eye drop users everywhere have had it happen. Tilt your head back, drip a drop in your eye, and part of that drop always seems to dribble down your cheek. But, what most people see as an annoyance, some prescription…

by | Apr 11, 2018

The U.S. Navy is facing what has been described as a “disaster of epic proportion” on its newest class aircraft carrier, the USS Ford (CVN 78), a travesty that until now has slipped by largely under the radar. In February, the…

by | Apr 2, 2018

With great fanfare the United States Navy has unveiled a new recruiting campaign built around the slogan, “Forged by the Sea.” The Navy paid its PR/advertising consultant Young & Rubicam $457 million to develop the new brand, which took 18…

by | Dec 11, 2017

Imagine a sub-zero winter morning. You are worried your car might not start. You turn the ignition key and wait, and wait, and wait. For a total of 19 hours, 35 minutes, you wait to learn that your car has…

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