Posts in category "Chicago"

Election Day 2014: Why I am looking forward to it

Election Day 2014: Why I am looking forward to it
Every time we near an election day I start to cringe. As a kid, my parents were not only into politics, they were campaign managers for several candidates. They were away all the time, at meetings, rallies and any other event that promoted their candidates. They managed the campaigns of former Niles Mayor Nicholas Blase... Read more »

Choosing hope: when the s#*@t just doesn't stop hitting the fan

Choosing hope: when the s#*@t just doesn't stop hitting the fan
Hope. “To want something to happen or be true and think that it could happen or be true”. Webster’s definition. “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies”. Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption. Hope, hope, hope. I live for it. I hold onto it as though it is... Read more »

Cubs opening day: Just once I'd like to have reason to hope

Cubs opening day: Just once I'd like to have reason to hope
Once upon a time and a very long time ago it was, I had hope. Oh sure, I have hope for many things – for Bravo to have a Real Housewives of Chicago, for Tim Gunn to seek me out for Project Runway; things like that. But for many years now, I have to admit... Read more »
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Chicago: Why I live here and why I stay

Chicago: Why I live here and why I stay
I was born in 1957 at Wesley Memorial Hospital in Chicago. My parents lived on the West Side, then moved to West Rogers Park at Devon and Sacramento when I was a toddler. In 1963 we moved to Niles; in 1976 to Northbrook and then I made my way around the suburbs on my own.... Read more »