Posts tagged "reality"

I'll Be Seeing You

I notice people, strangers. Sitting across from them on the train. Passing them on the street. Standing in line with them at Starbucks. Most of them don’t notice me back. They’re lost in their own world, thinking about what they’ve got to do, where they’ve got to go. I think about these people. I wonder... Read more »

Only as old as you feel, right?

“Your problem is quite common for someone your age.” I get that a lot lately, mostly from doctors. This time it was my ophthalmologist connecting my latest ailment with the latest turn of the page on my personal calendar. I came to her office because my eyes were filled with what could best be described... Read more »
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    I was one flight of stairs away from a massive heart attack in early 2009. Doctors saved my life with an “urgent” quadruple bypass. The effect of open-heart surgery on my emotions and my psyche was unexpected and life changing. This blog consists of stories about and from my heart. It's a peek into my recovery--- both physical and mental ---as I work through my second chance... I’m a Chicago native, a writer and comedian: national TV (Brandmeier, Jenny Jones), weekly show on WLUP-AM, guest blogger, short story in Clackamas Literary Review. Wife. 4 kids. Midlife crisis. House in the suburbs... I was named after my uncle Walter Spirko, a 50+ year, Chicago crime reporter and the 1st reporter on the scene of the St. Valentine’s Day massacre... More writing at:

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