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GOOD OUTCOMES

John Jonelis

Written by a very special correspondent, Mark T. Wayne:

Runners KneesDid you know that, out of the multitudes of people that undergo knee surgery, 7% go bad within a year?* .No, I don’t mean to imply that patients with new knees turn to a life of crime, though some may do so. There are no numbers whatsoever to prove otherwise. There’s nothing to stop a man once he can run from the scene of the dastardly deed for the first time in years on his spanking new knees. Continue reading

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WORTHY OF AWARDS

The Chicago Innovation Awards – Part 3

John Jonelis

Time Share Gulfstream JetI’ve jumped aboard a Gulfstream G450 to interview the legendary Loren Bukkett. I want his take on the Chicago Innovation Awards. He finally puts away his phone and turns to me. “Okay, let’s talk,” he says. Continue reading

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FAMILY FIRST

The Story of Ray Markman-Part 11

by John Jonelis

Ray MarkmanFriday, 4:30 pm

I’m trying to gathering material on Ray Markman’s assertion, “I never worked a day in my life,” before time runs out. This very afternoon, my two colleagues—Loop Lonagan and Alexander Harbinger—will fight a duel over this, and one of them may not live to tell about it.

Lonagan paces the worn oak planks of my office floor in the back room of Ludditis Shots and Beer. “I wanna say somthin’ about dis new business Ray starts. Him and his partners is already makin’ a bundle, so why should he try’n change the way people buy things? But that’s just what he does.
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NEW YEAR

A couple articles back, I pointed out that drama encompasses human change and I cited Scrooge. Little did I know that real change would be visited upon me so soon after writing those words. Continue reading

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LOST IN GAMES

Many kids today are lost in destructive video games. Their friends are avatars. They spend less time relating to others and develop fewer skills to do so. Many become isolated, especially from the family unit, and deftly block parents from their world. That isolation can lead to depression and destructive behavior. A father and mother are disarmed—unable to bond with their kids—helpless to guide them during those precious years. Continue reading

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