Archive for August 2015

This Weeks' Faith Message "Birth To Truth"

This Weeks' Faith Message "Birth To Truth"
This week’s second reading tells us “The Father willed to give us birth by word of truth that we may a kind of first fruits of his creatures” (James 1:18), think about that we were born to truth. Further more we are told “Humbly welcome the word that has been planted in you and is... Read more »

The Illinois Lottery is Truly a Gamble

The Illinois Lottery is Truly a Gamble
So today I read in the Chicago Tribune that any large lottery winner (over $ 25,000), won’t be paid until the state has a budget. The reason given is that the state comptroller can’t issue check over $ 25,000 without a budget and any lottery winnings over $ 25,000 must be issued a check from... Read more »

How To Look Like You Know What You Are Doing In Fantasy Football

How To Look Like You Know What You Are Doing In Fantasy Football
I am halfway through my second decade in fantasy football (sorry had to have a “Hawk” Harrelson moment there), and I’ve played in free leagues (Yahoo), and have three championships to my name. But I’ve had way more bad teams and terrible players than good, so with this being the main week where people draft... Read more »
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Racing Is Dangerous and We Remember Justin Wilson

Racing Is Dangerous and We Remember Justin Wilson
I’ve been a race fan as long as I can remember. I grew up in the shadows of the old Raceway Park in south suburban Calumet Park. From my childhood home on 123rd Street you could hear the rumble of the cars on the nearby track. To some people it was noise, to me it... Read more »

The Moving Vietnam Memorial Wall

This weekend the Moving Vietnam Memorial wall (half the size of the original in Washington DC),  made a stop at the local American Legion post, Lockport American Legion John Olson Post #18. It will be open to the public at 151st Street and Route 171 until Monday afternoon. If you miss it the tour will... Read more »

The Struggles of a Working Parent

The Struggles of a Working Parent
After weeks of the experience of staying at home with my infant son, now I’m back to work. Officially back two weeks now. I can’t complain about work, its a decent place, with good people and is close to home. But I miss my son like crazy, when he was born and I had a... Read more »
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What Its Like To Stay At Home With A Two Month Old

What Its Like To Stay At Home With A Two Month Old
For the past few weeks as I have been changing and in between jobs, I have had the great luxury of many spending days with my two month old son. I had been working non stop for 20 years and with a few breaks I’ve been working since I was 16 years old and this... Read more »