Archive for January 2014

The Next Issue In Healthcare Is Quality Of Care

The Next Issue In Healthcare Is Quality Of Care
So its been a month since my dad had triple bypass surgery and never recovered. He’s still in the transitional hospital Intensive Care Unit and not really getting any better. Like any of us he has good days & bad days, currently he’s fighting a tough infection, he’s had a couple before, including one of... Read more »

I Remember Legendary Brother Rice Teacher Al Filan

I Remember Legendary Brother Rice Teacher Al Filan
I like many other Brother Rice alumni are stunned and saddened by the death of legendary Brother Rice teacher Al Filan. Its been a tough couple of days to be a Crusader but the school motto is to “Act Manfully In Christ Jesus”, so here are my thoughts and memories of my former teacher the... Read more »

The Biggest Problem Of Healthcare is Not Obamacare

The Biggest Problem Of Healthcare is Not Obamacare
Right before Christmas my dad starting having respiratory issues, which led cardiac issues and later that week he had a surgery and has not been the same since. If you ever want to experience the complexity and maze that we call American healthcare, you have to live through someone as they try to get quality... Read more »
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Why Closing Catholic Schools Is Devastating

Why Closing Catholic Schools Is Devastating
I know what its like to have your Catholic grade school closed. I was part of the last graduating class of Seven Holy Founders (1990) in Calumet Park, and even though I was going to high school (Brother Rice), that fall, still its difficult to attend a lame duck school. The heart of any Catholic... Read more »

Why I'm Embarrased Of Illinois Roads & Infrastructure

Why I'm Embarrased Of Illinois Roads & Infrastructure
The roads in the state of Illinois are terrible, this is not news. But I’m not just talking about snow removal; I mean pot holes, maintenance, the whole infrastructure. Now I know some municipalities (including the state itself), have funding issues but this is about public safety, commerce transportation and not having the streets of... Read more »

Movie Review For Black Air: The Grand National Story

Movie Review For Black Air: The Grand National Story
Black Air is the documentary about the 1984-1987 Buick Grand National (a turbocharged Buick Regal), that was cloaked in black and looked like a Buick but as fast as any car running in the mid 80’s. Especially the very limited Buick GNX which was the fastest US made production car in 1987. The movie Black... Read more »
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