Archive for March 2017

Why I Loved Father Dan Mallette

Why I Loved Father Dan Mallette
A few weeks ago I wrote about the great priests I’ve known in my life and I named the now late Rev Dan Mallette as one of them. He passed yesterday after a brief illness. He might have been the greatest priest I ever knew and I can honestly say I respected him but also... Read more »

The Rules For Flying On An Airline Employee's Privileges

The Rules For Flying On An Airline Employee's Privileges
So over the weekend there was controversy on United Airlines (my former employer), about girls with “leggings” being DB’d (denied boarding), due to the attire rules for airline employees and those using their tickets. I worked for United for almost seven years (revenue accounting, WHQAK), and I rarely let anyone use my “buddy passes” or... Read more »

The Temptation To Bury Our Heads In The Sand

The Temptation To Bury Our Heads In The Sand
With the current political & social climate it’s easy to want to want to ignore what’s going on. I’m very guilty of it, I’ve been following politics and reading newspapers since I was eight years old, I should be more okay with this but man its hard to teach this old dawg new tricks. But... Read more »
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Boys And Their Love of Cars

One of the best parts of being a dad of a little boy (and there’s a lot of them), is I get to relive parts of my childhood AND do a lot of the things my late beloved father did for me. So recently I was thinking of some of my favorite toys growing up... Read more »

30 Years Since PBS' Award Winning Documentary "Eyes On The Prize"

30 Years Since PBS' Award Winning Documentary "Eyes On The Prize"
If there was a documentary that changed my life it was PBS’ award winning documentary on the mid-20th Century Civil Rights Movement titled “Eyes on the Prize” which initially aired in January & February 1987. This was my “Roots”, for when Roots first aired I was an infant. I didn’t even see Eyes on the... Read more »

What A Car Recall Notice Should Look Like

What A Car Recall Notice Should Look Like
So the other day I get a mailing from a local Chevrolet dealer (actually this is like the third mailing within a year), it was made to look like a recall notice but was about a car I haven’t owned in over 10 years. Seriously. The recall is legitimate, it’s the infamous ignition issue for... Read more »
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Its Time to Allow Married Priests

Its Time to Allow Married Priests
I’m just reading that Pope Francis is thinking about allowing married priests. Now let’s “keep it real”, the priest shortage is becoming close to an epidemic so all thoughts & ideas need to be entertained to make sure we have local parish priests. That’s the heart of the faith. For those of us who are... Read more »

20 Years Since the Death of The Notorious B.I.G

20 Years Since the Death of The Notorious B.I.G
March 9, 1997 was a Sunday and early that morning I was driving back home from Lincoln Mall in Matteson from my Sunday morning meeting at Montgomery Wards. I had the radio on and heard that rapper The Notorious B.I.G was shot and killed in Los Angeles earlier that morning. And hip hop was never... Read more »

The Bigger Mac

The Bigger Mac
So I tried the pictured Grand Mac, the big dog of McDonald’s new family of Big Mac sandwiches. Now I’ll be honest I was never a huge fan of the Big Mac. I’m a double quarter pounder man myself, more meat, less bread, cut out the middle man. Actually take it back to the late... Read more »
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How Special is Northwestern University Basketball?

How Special is Northwestern University Basketball?
I’m a die-hard DePaul Blue Demon basketball fan (yeah I’m that guy), who is also an alum of DePaul. But the school I know almost as well as my own is Northwestern. For years I went to football games as a mentor of mine (Thanks Craig), let me tag along to their Saturday gridiron games.... Read more »
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