Archive for February 2015

The Ultimate Voice of Compassion

The Ultimate Voice of Compassion
This afternoon my mother lost one of her best friends of the last forty plus years, someone I’ve known my entire life. Ms. Julia Shelton was a staple of Park Manor, career educator and one of the greatest friends I ever saw. In times of loss like this, its the voice of God, the greatest... Read more »

Second Week Of Lent; Time To Get Closer to God

Second Week Of Lent; Time To Get Closer to God
So we now enter the first full week of Lent and making the most of these 40 days as we get closer to Easter. For us Catholics it’s like New Years’ all over again, you make resolutions and now you have to live with them or try to live to them. And its often a... Read more »

50 Years Since the Death of Malcolm X (Malik El Shabazz)

50 Years Since the Death of Malcolm X (Malik El Shabazz)
Its was on February 21, 1965 that Malcolm X (aka Malcolm Little, aka El Hajj Malik El Shabazz), was shot and killed at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City. This weekend marks 50 years since that fateful day on 165th Street and it was nice to see some of the new reports making note... Read more »
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Understated Greatness; The Death Of Jerome Kersey

Understated Greatness; The Death Of Jerome Kersey
This morning I read of the death of Jerome Kersey, he was a vital part of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA), Portland Trailblazers during the 1990’s including when they went to the NBA Finals in 1990 & 1992. Unfortunately they lost in both trips to the Finals to the Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls respectively.... Read more »

What Is The NFL Scouting Combine?

What Is The NFL Scouting Combine?
So this week in the news and in sports you’ve probably heard the word “Combine” and this is the week of the National Football League (NFL), Scouting Combine in Indianapolis Indiana. So what is it? It’s essentially the interview process prior to the NFL draft in April (that will be in Chicago and not New... Read more »

Lent; 40 days of Spritual Renewal In the Catholic Faith

Lent; 40 days of Spritual Renewal In the Catholic Faith
So Wednesday February 18th, is the start of Lent in the Catholic faith, its comparable to Ramadan in Islam and an extended version of the day of Atonement in Judaism. We are simply getting ourselves prepared for when our savior Jesus Christ rises from dead at Easter. If you see us with ashes on our... Read more »
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My Favorite Cars of The 2015 Chicago Auto Show

My Favorite Cars of The 2015 Chicago Auto Show
Now I have had two visits in two days to take in the Chicago Auto Show and the following are cars that impressed me. The Hyundai Santa Cruz concept truck, its cool looking, its diesel and there is a need for this vehicle. Look compact trucks are back, all you need to do is look... Read more »

How To Visit The 2015 Chicago Auto Show

How To Visit The 2015 Chicago Auto Show
I just visited the Chicago Auto Show on Sunday and its a great experience even for a savvy car veteran like me but to get the most out of your visit here’s a few tips. If you can go during the week during the day, I have friends and family who take a day off... Read more »

Our Summer Was Not In Vain

Our Summer Was Not In Vain
First I must give credit to DNAinfo Chicago’s Mark Konkol who has written fearlessly about the entire challenge and issues regarding Jackie Robinson West (JRW), since their (now stripped), championship last fall. And Mark is a Pullman resident so he knows what this means to the south side but now you know why Mark has... Read more »
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Why I Write My Blog

Why I Write My Blog
A couple of weeks I told you how I write, now I will let you know why I write or at least who taught me how to write. Trust me as much as some of us may have seemed to come out the womb writing, there were plenty of people to shape us, motivate us... Read more »
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