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Today's Opinions

  • Some things you just can’t plan

    I’ve always been a planner. I have a precise schedule in my head, a physical copy in a spiral-bound book and several alarms set in my phone. I guess you could call it a control problem, but I would call it preparedness.

    I plan down to the minute of my day.

    This is when I have to be at work. This is when I eat. This is when I go to the gym. This is when I go to sleep.

    I even plan in my personal life. A phone call goes out to my mom at 5 p.m., my best friend at 6 p.m., dinner with friends at 7 p.m., favorite show at 8 p.m.

  • Some things you just can’t plan

    I’ve always been a planner. I have a precise schedule in my head, a physical copy in a spiral-bound book and several alarms set in my phone. I guess you could call it a control problem, but I would call it preparedness.

    I plan down to the minute of my day.

    This is when I have to be at work. This is when I eat. This is when I go to the gym. This is when I go to sleep.

    I even plan in my personal life. A phone call goes out to my mom at 5 p.m., my best friend at 6 p.m., dinner with friends at 7 p.m., favorite show at 8 p.m.

  • Learn to move on

    We have all been injured emotionally at one time or another, in one way of another – hurt by family, friends, business colleagues, news media, politicians or whatever – and the bitter urge to strike back becomes our first reaction.

  • Comparing college savings options

    By Zack Van Zant

    After a child is born, he or she progresses through an infinite number of “firsts.” First breath. First cry. First laugh. First tooth. First steps. What about first investment?

  • Words of comfort in hard times

    A hospital administrator was once startled to see a patient fleeing down the hall from the operating room. Stopping the patient, he asked what seemed to be wrong. The patient exclaimed, “The nurse scared me near to death when she said, “Be brave! An appendectomy is a simple operation.”

  • We are called to be encouragers
  • In our own backyard

    By Ginger Lumpkin

    Even though it is only two and-a-half hours away, I have not spent much time in Chicago. In 1974, I tagged along on a church youth trip chaperoned by my parents. I was only five, but I have some very distinct memories of that time. 

  • The art of business ethics

    By Molly Hensel

    Huh? Business and ethics in the same breath? Surely you jest. Just look at the current crop of political candidates and you must be dreaming to think that business and ethics are even part of the same conversation.