Archive for June 2014

Ode To My Beloved DePaul Blue Demons

Ode To My Beloved DePaul Blue Demons
For many people their first love is a romantic, beautiful one mine begins with a demon that was blue and resided underneath the el tracks on the northside. My mother got her master from DePaul University a year and half before I was born and thus I bleed blue. I was raised in the glory... Read more »

This Weekend's The Toyota Drive Center at Bolingbrook Promenade

This Saturday I was able to experience The Toyota Drive Center at the Bolingbrook Promenade, this was a free open to the public “drive & ride” in which you can drive a new Toyota Tundra, Camry, 4Runner, Highlander or Tacoma. They were set up in the parking lot of Bass Pro Shops but unlike many... Read more »

Ten Towns In Illinois That Are Way More Boring Than New Lenox

Ten Towns In Illinois That Are Way More Boring Than New Lenox
I read that list that has been all over Facebook, the internet and in the news about the most boring places in Illinois. It sounded like it was written by perennially bored 12 year old or someone who thinks Illinois has four counties and not 102. I’ve been all over this state and can think... Read more »
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How General Motors Can Fix The Recall Problem

How General Motors Can Fix The Recall Problem
So in the past few months General Motors (GM), has recalled close to 20 million cars, most for a faulty ignition. The problem seems to be the tumbler in the ignition, it’s just like the lock in the front door of your house and when that is loose it doesn’t stay in the right position.... Read more »

Father's Day Without The Old Man

Father's Day Without The Old Man
This upcoming week is leading up until Father’s Day and it’s been six weeks since my dad passed. The initial shock has worn down and the denial has passed. Some normalcy has come back but things are definitely different. For one I feel significantly different and see the world with a heavy heart, changed eyes... Read more »

Chicago Lit Fest's Conversation With Walter Mosley

This weekend marks the 30th Chicago Literary Fest which is a celebration of books, authors, workshops, poems and the ever changing world of the printer and now digital word. The highlight of the event for me was to attend my see my writing hero Walter Mosley “In Conversation with Christopher Borrelli” at the Pritzker Auditorium... Read more »
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Thank You Arsenio Hall

Thank You Arsenio Hall
I’ll never understand the dynamics & expectations for a late night television show, especially how one with a urban edge is supposed to survive. Arsenio Hall’s show got cancelled last week, even after it was renewed for a second season, seems some stations were moving his time slot and in other markets he was losing... 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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