Archive for February 2014

Why I Should Be The Bulls New 13th Player

1998 Southern Illinois Farm Ball
I hear the Bulls are in need of a 13th player to fill their roster (and are currently considering NBA waived players such as Caron Butler, Jimmer Fredette & Danny Granger), and I want them to know I’m ready to join the team if they are in need of a 38 year old guard with... Read more »

How My Dad Taught Me To Embrace Life

How My Dad Taught Me To Embrace Life
In the two months of my father’s illness (his initial surgery was December 27th), I’ve learned a lot about myself and him despite he is not conscious of surroundings. In the beginning of his illness, I feared his death and how I would go on without him. Now granted my father & I didn’t have... Read more »

The Polarizing Effect Of Dale Earnhardt Jr. On Nascar

The Polarizing Effect Of Dale Earnhardt Jr. On Nascar
Even if you aren’t knowledgeable about NASCAR you probably know who Dale Earnhardt Jr. is. He ‘s the offspring of NASCAR royalty, someone who was idolized, revered, hated and died on an iconic racetrack (Daytona International Speedway), so his son would have unreasonable expectations. But for the first few years of Dale Jr. being in... Read more »
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Why Can't Our Roads Be Properly Shoveled?

Why Can't Our Roads Be Properly Shoveled?
Since the early December 2005 snow storm that caused me a 8 hour commute from the O’Hare Airport area to the south side of Chicago (the same night of a plane crash just outside of Midway Airport), I’ve noticed more and more (especially this incredible winter), of roads that were not shoveled or salted and... Read more »

The Old Man and Me; A Fish Story

The Old Man and Me; A Fish Story
So I visited my father the past two days, doing a little better, even gripped my hand this past evening as I spoke to him but he still has a long way to go in recovery, so here is the next in my series of memories with him. When it was this time of year... Read more »

Happy Birthday Dad!

Happy Birthday Dad!
My father remains in Intensive Care in the transitional hospital and today February 4th is his 75th birthday. He was never big on birthdays. When I was younger all he wanted was a whipped cream cake. We’d go out to dinner and my mother would get a cake from the bakery at 118th & Western... Read more »
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    Charles W. Johnson

    I'm a lifelong writer (since I was 8 years old), and have been doing this blog in some form or fashion since 2004. I'm a DePaul University alum (LA&S '99), and know and love Chicago. Writing is my passion, what I write is what I feel, know and have experienced. I simply want to share my thoughts, experiences and opinions. And I appreciate you taking to the time to read what I have to say.

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