Publishers Column

Tick… tock

By Ken Dunek, Publisher

The year was 1975. I was leaving my hometown of Chicago for good, and needed some stuff. One of my first purchases was an alarm clock. Nice clock. Big display. Loud alarm. ...

Blessings and Basketball

By Ken Dunek, Publisher

Guiltily, I admit to having a life-long affair. My mistress’s name is Hoops. Blessed with above average size and hand-eye coordination, my basketball travels took me from Mare...

From the Publisher – December 2016

By Ken Dunek, Publisher

We live in an electronic age, and have so many choices to occupy our time. On Demand, Netflix, and a DVR of our favorite shows are all immediate gratification for our entertainm...

From the Publisher – October 2016

By Ken Dunek, Publisher

Charisma.  By definition, the word means a compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion. In my lifetime, names that jump off the page in the charisma departm...

From the Publisher – Aug. 2016

By Ken Dunek, Publisher

We try to stay non-political here.  Although the ownership of our parent company (New Opportunity Publishing) has strong opinions on the way our country is run, as a business s...


By Ken Dunek, Publisher

It has been said that silence is golden.  And I’ve often wondered what that meant. Might have figured this one out. Silence is meditation--going within ones self to fin...

From the Publisher – April 2016

By Ken Dunek, Publisher

I woke up from a sound nap.  My iPhone said the date was April 2016. My Twitter feed told me: The Chicago Cubs are predicted to win the World Series. Donald Trump was ...

From the Publisher – Feb. 2016

By Ken Dunek, Publisher

I went to the Philly Pops recently. It was amazing spectacle of sound and light. It got me to thinking about music and how unique the sections and instruments are: There i...

From the Publisher – December 2015

By Ken Dunek, Publisher

His eyes were crystal blue. It was obvious he hadn’t showered for days. A weather-worn face with skin of cracked leather was beneath a mop of tangled hair badly in need of sha...

Q&A with Jake Tapper

By Ken Dunek, Publisher

He spent his formative years in our city.  He once dated Monica Lewinsky (once). He hosts not one but two political shows on CNN. He moderated the September GOP debate. ...

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