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JOHN BARTUS: SOL BRADMAN SURVIVED A PLANE CRASH, AND MADE IT TO HIS BAND...

The human spirit is an amazing thing. Throughout our history on planet Earth, we have controlled fire, invented the wheel, built amazing structures and even learned how to...
John Bartus

JOHN BARTUS: MODERN LIFE WAS DIFFERENT NOT LONG AGO

So many things we take for granted today didn’t even exist in the not-so-distant past. Smartphones weren’t always smart — there were no onboard cameras or productivity...
John Bartus

JOHN BARTUS: INDEPENDENCE DAY, MARATHON STYLE

July Fourth has always been one of my favorite holidays. The day’s festivities are what summer is all about: cookouts, fireworks, fun and games … and remembering...
John Bartus

JOHN BARTUS: TIPPING BACKLASH? DISGRUNTLED DALLAS WRITER TAKES ON THE SERVICE INDUSTRY

Christopher Elliot, a writer for the Dallas Morning News, recently penned a piece titled, “Some Americans have stopped tipping. Should you do the same?” The first sentence...
John Bartus

JOHN BARTUS: SLOGAN SILLINESS

“It’s not just for breakfast any more!” The Florida Orange Juice Growers (or more likely, their ad agency) created this slogan to try to expand the orange...
John Bartus

JOHN BARTUS: THE SUMMER SWITCH HAS BEEN FLIPPED

You’re never ready for it. After a wonderful cool winter and a beautiful spring — the kind of weather that makes us one of the most popular...
John Bartus

JOHN BARTUS: THE RICH GET RICHER WHILE LOCAL MUSICIANS EARN PEANUTS

Bruce Springsteen recently sold his songs and recordings for $500 million. Bob Dylan sold his publishing rights and recordings for a combined $500 million. Katy Perry sold...
John Bartus

JOHN BARTUS: A ROLLING STONE GATHERS NO MOSS…

Last weekend, the Rolling Stones kicked off their Hackney Diamonds American tour in Texas. The first concert opened to rave reviews. It surely seems, some 60+ years...
John Bartus

JOHN BARTUS: SADNESS IN NEW YORK

A horrific story from last week was the sad tale of the man who self-immolated outside Donald Trump’s hush-money trial in New York City. While news cameras...
John Bartus

JOHN BARTUS: CELEBRATING A.S.K. DURING AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

Autism is on the rise. Once a condition that affected only one in 10,000 children, autism today affects an estimated one in 36 children. One in 45...

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