Archive for June 2012

The Supreme Court and its Jester

The Supreme Court and its Jester
Much of my law school rigor was provided by reading Supreme Court case decisions, as well as the dissents.    Some minority opinions were later adopted as the Law of the Land.  It was onerous; I realized that the prism through which something was viewed made a difference in how the ruling. I admired the... Read more »

Depth Perception

Depth Perception
It has been a few weeks since David McCollough addressed a Massachusetts class of graduating high school students with his observation that “they were not special.” He has been championed, chastened and dissected.  He has spent the first weeks of his vacation traipsing to news venues to explain himself.  As I have watched him gently... Read more »

Fatherhood

Fatherhood
The raw materials for fatherhood are microscopic:  a little swimmer, determined and heading into the unknown. The odds are against this triumph. Most of the 39 million sperm that a man distributes per “visit”  get lost, grow weary of the effort, or chose to detour.  For that one special fellow, life will never be the... Read more »
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Overstuffed Chicago

Overstuffed Chicago
Summertime challenges me. By nature, I am a homebody. But every week the Tribune, Sun Times, Time Out Chicago, Chicagoist and the Red Eye point me to things I should be participating in.  There are concerts, comedy conventions, festivals, literary art shows, and baseball calling me outside.  This is on top of the theater, bar... Read more »

And then there was a big party....

And then there was a big party....
SO where was I? Oh, yes.  At 6 pm the party commenced. LaGrange Country Club- a very low key, family oriented place was selected as the venue.  We had a bad tasting in January, because the club was closing for the winter and we scheduled it on Pasta Night.  We worried.  We shouldn’t have.  Our... Read more »

From this day forward...

From this day forward...
Matt and Justine are home, safe and sound. Real life has begun- with the somewhat jarring realization that they forgot to have the Comed account activated.  When I schlepped a few groceries to their home, I realized that there was no power.  And guess what?  Unless a power line is doing the rhumba in your... Read more »
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