Posts in category "life"

Seeing The Other Side: Journalists As Heroes

Seeing The Other Side: Journalists As Heroes
Since 9/11 Americans continually celebrate military heroes. We are regularly treated to “welcome home” images as soldiers return to their loved ones. Firefighters and police officers are also rightly viewed as people dedicated to a cause greater than themselves. As the son of a retired Naval Commander I have always honored the sacrifices of families... Read more »

New Year's 2013: 5 Resolutions I'm NOT Making

New Year's 2013: 5 Resolutions I'm NOT Making
2012 was a good year both personally and professionally.  While may of you, I’m sure, are in the habit of making new year’s resolutions, I am not one to join the party.  Perhaps it’s because I work in the financial services field, where year-end performance numbers often seem an arbitrary means of measurement. I think... Read more »

Thanksgiving 2012: Freedom And A Memorable Cab Ride

Thanksgiving 2012: Freedom And A Memorable Cab Ride
Thanksgiving offers us a chance to reflect.  Thanksgiving is a time to hope and think about the promise of America.  On a daily basis it’s easy to get caught up in life’s mundane tasks such as email, projects at home and the office or managing the kids time. I find myself looking back on an... Read more »
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Is Dajae Coleman's Murder A Turning Point For Evanston?

Is Dajae Coleman's Murder A Turning Point For Evanston?
I was saddened to learn of the murder of Dajae Coleman, a high school freshman gunned down while walking home from a party in Evanston eight blocks from my home. I am a lifelong Evanston resident and consider my four years at Evanston Township High School among the best of my life. My parents chose to... Read more »

MTV Generation Be Warned

MTV Generation Be Warned
“Daddy, where are the keys?” A simple question asked of a critically ill father by his 42 year-old daughter hoping to open the safe deposit box. But what if the father’s pride gets in the way of answering and the mother doesn’t know who you are? Such was the crisis facing Tania Richard, a Chicago actress and... Read more »

I'll Have Another. Dog, That Is.

I'll Have Another.  Dog, That Is.
Meet Chester, the newest member of the Mighty Gauls. That makes four kids, two dogs and ten to twelve tropical fish for those of you scoring at home. Good times. I’m a dog lover, ever happy with my furry friends. And I have gained converts. If Tania, my wife, had visited a fortune teller or... Read more »
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Why I Blog

Why I Blog
“Why do you Blog?” The question was posed the other day on the ChicagoNow website. I quickly typed the first thought that came to mind. “Because I have something to say.” Seemed easy enough.  Then I got to thinking, and writing. I carry a composition book with me at all times, eagerly scribbling notes and... Read more »