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with Joe Vanden Plas

10/01/14

An ode to October, the most gorgeous month

Every year at this time, I vow to enjoy the month of October and not let those beautiful, cool, and crisp 31 days pass me by, and every year I allow myself to be buried inside with work and not take full advantage of the colorful splendor this month offers. This time, it will be different.

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09/02/14

How to reclaim your time

Got a minute? That’s the phrase that has launched millions of time-consuming interruptions in the workplace, a much more serious problem than most people think.

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08/01/14

Goyke all aboard MAD-CHI train service

When you’re a lawmaker turned lobbyist, it helps to have a passion for the things you lobby for. Gary Goyke has a passion for trains. While the prospective Madison-to-Chicago train service has many advocates, Goyke, 67, might well be the driving force behind it. He recently invited fellow travelers to get a sneak preview of the service as part of an Iowa Pacific excursion ride to Prairie du Chien, and I’d say he created a few rail romantics.

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07/02/14

Declaring my complete independence

Just days away from Independence Day, I’m declaring my independence — from party affiliation, from ideology, from just about everything. This position was not arrived at overnight. With apologies to Churchill and his famous quote about the wisdom of age, I offer this explanation: As a youngster with a heart, I began as an independent who leaned Democrat. As an adult with a head, I became an independent who leaned Republican. Now, aging into an irretrievable cynic, I’ve developed a profound distrust of both.

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06/23/14

Train of thought: Could Madison-to-Chicago service come quickly?

The proposed Madison-to-Chicago commuter train might not be an express train, but if one gentleman had his way, it would get here in express fashion. That gentleman is Gary Goyke, the former state lawmaker turned lobbyist, who could be the captain of the “all-lobby” team when it comes to the prospect of twice-daily commuter service between Madison and Chicago.

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