Welcome to SmartsMatter

“What I lack in smarts, I make up for in work…and given how hard I have to work, I must not be that smart!”–Greg hague

Daylight Saving Time

Growing up in Cincinnati, I was all about Daylight Saving Time.  It meant an extra hour of playing with friends before the streetlights came on,

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Cities Take Control

Cities across the country are taking control, responding to a surge of citizen concern about the rapid proliferation of non-resident investor owned Airbnb rental operations

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ODD Ducks

“No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.”– P.T. Barnum Do you occasionally run across people who seem a bit odd or unusual?

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Chicago Bears Time

Did you see the first NFL game of the season? It was a classic NFC North division matchup… Chicago v Green Bay.  This week I’d

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The $50 Dad

Today’s story is about my friend Phil, a fifty-dollar dad. He shared this story with me, and said I could share it with you. It’s about

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When Ignorance Is Bliss

CONFLICTING SIGNALS Do you ever sense that someone is thinking differently from what they’re saying? They smile. They say nice things. But you feel like

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