For the last fifty years, Halpin Music Company has been at the same location on Homer Adams Parkway in Alton IL; and as you may, or may not know, they will soon be relocating. So, I wanted to take a minute and personally express my gratitude towards them, for their years of service with-in our […]

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If someone were to ask you the question, “Why don’t you pursue your dreams?”,  you might respond with: “I don’t have time, I don’t know where to start, I’m too busy with work, my free time is important to me, it’s not in the budget, I’m not sure I can do it” etc… These could […]

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it could also be the most expensive. As the holidays quickly approach, shoppers across the country will purchase gift items, make travel plans and search for holiday events online. The amount of money they spend along the way could depend on some surprising factors. Price steering […]

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  http://independentwestand.org/ Here’s what happens when you “shop local.” 1. More of your money will be kept in your local economy For every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 will stay in the community. What happens when you spend that same $100 at a national chain? Only $43 stays in the community.* 2. […]

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I was living in Phoenix a few years back, probably 10 years ago now; when  I met a guy named Sam who was a golf pro at a local high end golf course. Sam was in his early 60’s and  was a goofy looking dude. He was the guy Happy Gilmore talks about when he […]

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18 Apr

Fear is an uninvited guest on the ride of life, and we are all accompanied by its persistent nature. From the big moments like marriage, having kids, or starting a business; to small moments like, asking a girl to dance or trying oysters. Fear will grip us, shame us, and taunt us in the attempt to keep us from finding out what we are made of.

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Life seems to just fly by! Life can fly, but poodles can’t. People chase dreams and ambitions every day, always looking to extract one more morsel of life’s tangible gems.

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I got the idea for the unseen stars a few years back while watching...And that’s the purpose of the unseen stars. To give “every day” “normal” people a platform to share their opinions, life perspectives, beliefs, ideas and to join the conversations taking place in our country that we don’t seem to be a part of. Click to read the "..."

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05 Jan

Sex trafficking, sex tourism, and commercial sexual exploitation are all part of a growing global phenomenon of modern day slavery. Possibly the most serious human rights abuse of the 21st century. The buying and selling of individuals is based on a simple economic principle. This principle---supply and demand.

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