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The Beauty in Liner Notes: How I met Marc PoKempner

The Beauty in Liner Notes: How I met Marc PoKempner

          I had a recent discussion with a friend about liner notes, those sometimes rambling essays (for lack of a better word) […]

Thinking of Thanking and Thanksgiving

Thinking of Thanking and Thanksgiving

          Thanksgiving. Close your eyes. Think about the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “Thanksgiving.” No judgments […]

The Customer is Always Right

The Customer is Always Right

          On October 3, 2015, the TILA RESPA Integrated Disclosure or TRID (everyone refers to this as TRID, which rhymes with “kid”) […]

Ice Age 50K - 2015 Race Report

Ice Age 50K – 2015 Race Report

I am new to the sport of ultrarunning. I ran a 50K (31 miles) last fall on Chicago’s Lakefront, but aside from the distance, the race […]

Getting a Mortgage Before Starting a New Job

Getting a Mortgage Before Starting a New Job

        I have been a mortgage loan originator for over 15 years.  Throughout that time, I have regularly worked with first time home […]