Archive for March 2020

Essential Workers/ America's Confusion with Low Skill/ A Japanese Admiral's Words Come to Life.

Essential Workers/ America's Confusion with Low Skill/ A Japanese Admiral's Words Come to Life.
This was written by one of my friends, retired Chicago Police Lieutenant John Dowd.  John has an MBA and is working as a private investigator lately.  He is also the Dean of his homeschooled classes while schools await reopening. He has touched on something that certainly should have us all thinking next time we hear... Read more »

Self Examination/When Humans Need Mirrors/When the Four Horsemen come Galloping our Way.

Self Examination/When Humans Need Mirrors/When the Four Horsemen come Galloping our Way.
For most folks in America, the worldwide Pandemic has radically changed not only lifestyles but for some, it’s the first time being truly exposed to a crisis that involves survival. The daily routine that we have become accustomed to has been radically turned upside down. The simple act of a walk on the lakefront, or... Read more »

The City of Big Shoulders Gets Tested/Character in the Time of Crisis/Schlepper's/Preppers/Hoarders/Goofs

The City of Big Shoulders Gets Tested/Character in the Time of Crisis/Schlepper's/Preppers/Hoarders/Goofs
As our country deals with the Coronavirus and its consequences, a time of crisis, among other things, will no doubt reveal who we really are.  Try as we might to write it off as instinct, but what really gets revealed in a crisis is character. Character reveals who we are for better or worse. Thomas... Read more »
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Selective Pandemic Cautions/ None for Epidemic Cautions/ Both Evils are Real/ But NOT for Voters or Violence Victims/ The Governor of Illinois even Offered the National Guard For One?

Selective Pandemic Cautions/ None for Epidemic Cautions/ Both Evils are Real/ But NOT for Voters or  Violence Victims/ The Governor of Illinois even Offered the National Guard For One?
A few days ago John Kass of the Tribune asked a curious question about election day in Illinois. With all of these closings and the restrictions of no gatherings of 100 or more folks, why on 17 March are the elections in Illinois still taking place? If you’ve ever been to a Chicago polling place... Read more »

A Deadly Killer/ The Flu beat all of America's War Casualties/Taking it Lightly is very Unwise

A Deadly Killer/ The Flu beat all of America's War Casualties/Taking it Lightly is very Unwise
For the myriad of inconveniences that have already come our way and for the ones that surely will come, we have to be aware we are being tested. Most people go through life and never face such challenges, an accident of life that zeroed right in on us, in the here and now. Aristotle’s words... Read more »

A Run on Costco/A Deadly Virus/Loneliness/A Distracted Generation

A Run on Costco/A Deadly Virus/Loneliness/A  Distracted Generation
While most of the world is preoccupied with the Coronavirus, I decided to revisit something I published a few years back.  It kind of gets our minds to thinking about things that can kill us.  I recently saw a photo at a local Costco in Chicago that showed aisle after aisle of empty toilet paper,... Read more »
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Two Friends/ One Women/Two Murdered Cops/ A Fiancé/ A Widow

Two Friends/ One Women/Two Murdered Cops/ A Fiancé/ A Widow
There are some things in life that are sometimes better not to talk about. Why bring others into a world that I’m sure would be difficult at best to understand. A perfect example of what I’m trying to say can be applied to military veterans who have engaged in the horrors of war who often... Read more »