Dan

Husband. Father. Friend. Writer. Lawyer. Businessman. Gift maker. Poet. Lover of learning. This site is a labor of love, a mid-life crisis come to life. I love words and I love making gifts that I know people love! They please the eyes and touch the heart! (I hope!)

Remember them. Remember why.

Remember them. Remember why.

“Gathered here on hallowed ground, etched in echoes of somber sound of muffled drum and freedom’s song, are the boots of those so young. May we keep what they have saved so we honor what they’ve done. They died so we could keep that song– such sacrifice from those so young. May we always hear […]

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CONGRATULATIONS, GRADUATES! AND THANK YOU, SERIOUSLY!

CONGRATULATIONS, GRADUATES! AND THANK YOU, SERIOUSLY!

Written by on May 19, 2017 in Family & Children & Thoughts on Things with 0 Comments

All over the world, students are graduating from schools at every level: grade schools, high schools, colleges, graduate schools, medical schools, law schools. And for you who are graduating, I offer my heartfelt congratulations, and thanks! Why thanks? Because of course it marks an accomplishment. But it also marks you–the graduate–as a learner, as someone who understands […]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Written by on May 13, 2017 in Family & Children & Thoughts on Things with 0 Comments

Happy Mother’s Day to my mom! Happy Mother’s Day to my wife! Happy Mother’s Day to all moms! Enjoy your special day!

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NURSES’ WEEK MAY 8-12

NURSES’ WEEK MAY 8-12

Written by on May 4, 2017 in Family & Children & Thoughts on Things, Nurses with 0 Comments

  Nurses are so important to all of us. And many people don’t realize how important they are to the entire health care system. They are your advocates in a hospital. They are the front line of medicine. They ask questions. They listen. They observe. They touch. They assess. They care. They know a lot […]

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It’s Patriots’ Day! It’s Boston Marathon Day!

It’s Patriots’ Day! It’s Boston Marathon Day!

Written by on April 15, 2017 in Poems for Runners, Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Monday, April 17 is more than Tax Day this year.  It’s Patriots’ Day too!  Which means it’s Boston Marathon Day! Best Wishes to all runners for a safe and satisfying run! Boston Strong!

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Happy Thanksgiving 2014!

Happy Thanksgiving 2014!

Written by on November 27, 2014 in Family & Children & Thoughts on Things with 0 Comments

I just want to wish everyone who visits here and reads my little pieces a very happy Thanksgiving Day!  I am grateful to you.  This is a uniquely American tradition, and as much as it has been commercialized, it still retains value because it helps to bring friends and families together. And special thanks to […]

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Special Thanks!

Special Thanks!

Written by on November 23, 2014 in Family & Children & Thoughts on Things, Updates with 0 Comments

Time to say Thanks!   Today, Sunday, I am thanking some people, and I will try to do this throughout the week. I met a wonderful lady for coffee on Friday. Jean MacDonald is a speaker and a business coach.  She is actually a Distinguished Toastmaster (or DTM), and she speaks to organizations and businesses […]

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Sunday: The Marathon.  In Chicago!

Sunday: The Marathon. In Chicago!

Written by on October 10, 2014 in Family & Children & Thoughts on Things with 0 Comments

Sunday, October 12, 2014!   The Chicago Marathon!  Are you running? Is your wife, husband, son, daughter, friend?  Will you be watching?  I wish I was running again! I think the very coolest part of the Marathon is the very beginning:  There is a mass of people stretching blocks back from the starting line.  After […]

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An Angel Flew to Heaven Today: For Marie

An Angel Flew to Heaven Today: For Marie

Written by on September 23, 2014 in Alzheimer's Poems, Family & Children & Thoughts on Things with 0 Comments

      Walk to End Alzheimer’s More Walks to End Alzheimer’s are scheduled for the upcoming weekends. Walk. Donate what you can. Click here to Walk or Donate  You already know someone with this disease—a family member; a friend; it might even be you, though you don’t know it. When you forget something, do […]

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease

Written by on September 18, 2014 in Alzheimer's Poems, Family & Children & Thoughts on Things with 0 Comments

Alzheimer’s Disease Affects So Many Families Sunday, September 21, 2014, a Walk to End Alzheimer’s will occur at North Central College, Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium. There are other walks in the Chicago area in the near future as well. See the link below for walks in Schaumburg, Libertyville, Glenview,  Chicago, Joliet,Lake in the Hills, and Harrisburg, IL. […]

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