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A Significant Anniversary

David Lignell

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/28/hitler20youth20boy.jpg Hitler Boy Scout Hey...I just wanted to give you a head's up that there's a lot to celebrate on Friday, so hold on. It will be the 65th anniversary of the death of a not-so-great humanitarian. That's right, this Friday in 1945, holed up in a bunker under his ...

More Than Just Tax Day Today

David Lignell

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/14/taxes_.jpg Happy filing today! Just to distract you for a few moments, I thought I'd share events that have occurred on April 15th other than the Federal Tax Deadline. Here are a few I Googled...or is it Topekaed? 2008 Speaking at the bank's annual meeting Richard Fuld Leman chairman and ...

The Newspaper of Tomorrow?

David Lignell

This morning I nuked a cup of coffee, threw on my jacket and grabbed the Sunday newspaper, which was a tiny drift under a snowy drive. Scanning the newspaper has been one of my favorite ways to relax before facing the hubbub of the day. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/21/reading-the-newspaper.jpg Tossing a section aside ...

New Year Resolutions?

David Lignell

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Dec/29/Blizzard_Christmas_2009.jpg \ Come on. You knew this was coming. On the LJWorld blogs, we've been reading about what to name the last decade and what milestones have occurred over the past decade. What we haven't read about is your New Year's resolutions. Here are my top 3 resolutions for 2010: ...

Something Unexpected

David Lignell

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Sep/27/rays.jpg Regardless of your faith or epistemology, have you ever had an experience you couldn’t explain? Call it coincidence or divine intervention, but something or someone who saved you at the moment you needed saving? Let me give you example. We were driving the 750 miles back to Lawrence after ...

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

David Lignell

Recently, I took off a weekend to surprise a high school buddy on his 50th birthday celebration in Florida. His sister and wife had contacted me through Facebook to suggest the idea. I hadn’t seen him since he moved to Cape Coral, Florida in 1982. Still, we were close friends ...

What's Your Redemption?

David Lignell

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Sep/11/shawshank.jpg One of my favorite movies is the Shawshank Redemption. Here's the plot: In 1967, Red is finally released on parole after serving 40 years at Shawshank. Red is afraid of "the outside", dreading living in fear, worried that he would end up committing suicide once outside of the prison's ...

Epitaphs

David Lignell

As defined by Wikipedia, an epitaph is a short text inscribed on a tombstone or plaque honoring a deceased person. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Aug/29/edinburgh_graveyard.jpg After a quick Google search, I found a few of my favorites: The best is yet to come - Francis Albert Sinatra There goes the neighborhood - Rodney Dangerfield ...

Final Treasure Hunt - FOUND by Donovan & Emma!

David Lignell

Congratulations - AGAIN - to Donovan and Emma...who are shown with the treasure in front of the mushroom-shaped bushes at Memorial Park Cemetery. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Aug/08/S3_35427_1_2.JPG They are a seasoned crew of pirates who have found 3 of 8 treasures this summer, 1 during the winter, and 3 of 10 the previous ...

Treasure # 7 - FOUND by Donovan & Emma!

David Lignell

Congratulations to Donovan and Emma...who are shown standing in front of the 'V' at Conrad & Viola McGrew Nature Preserve with Oliver's treasure http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Aug/02/S3_35423_1_1.JPG It was a close chase for riches, however. As Donovan, Emma and their father were leaving the park, they met another group of pirates heading in. ...

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