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Second City Director Loses Battle To Cancer

Second City Director Loses Battle To Cancer
I was shocked to find out yesterday that John Michalski had passed away a few days ago. This one hurt! John was a loving, caring, considerate, kind, creative, intelligent and passionate friend. This one really hurt! Our relationship started out at the Second City where I was introduced to him on a hot Saturday afternoon... Read more »

"Can't We All Just Get Along?" - Rodney King

"Can't We All Just Get Along?" - Rodney King
If you are on Facebook, and have a wide variety of Friends, you have often witnessed groups of people voicing strong opinions for or against someone or something that is controversial. Of course, this has been going on since the beginning of time, but Facebook has made it easy to see on a global basis.... Read more »

Doug Buffone Is Smiling

Doug Buffone Is Smiling
Watching the Chicago Bears trade up to the 11th pick in the NFL Draft last night to select Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, I couldn’t help but thinking about how happy that selection would have made Doug Buffone. Here in Chicago, Buffone is best known for playing outside linebacker on the Bears during the 1960s... Read more »
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MJ And The Super Fans

MJ And The Super Fans
Winning isn’t easy. Winning championships is a dream and when it comes true, it is such an incredible experience. If you’re a Bulls fan, it’s been 23 years, yes 23 years, since Michael Jordan played in that red number 23 uniform. Those were the Glory Days as it is most often referred and any Bulls... Read more »

Meeting The Greatest

Meeting The Greatest
After our family finished dinner and celebrated my sister Maureen’s birthday with cake and candles on October 26, 1970, my father took me to Angie’s, a popular bar in my neighborhood at 84th and Pulaski. I was only in sixth grade, but that was the only place we could watch “Irish” Jerry Quarry take on... Read more »

Honoring A Rival

Honoring A Rival
One of the perceptions about high school students is that they are always getting into trouble. It’s not a very positive image. But on March 9, 2012, Marist High School students from the Catholic school on the southwest side of Chicago made a very positive impression that anyone attending the Marist-Simeon high school 4A sectional... Read more »
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When A Hero Shows Up

There are times in all of our lives when we feel like all is lost. No hope. But then, all of sudden, something totally unexpected happens that changes our lives, our world. In my case, the example I always point to is when the Southside Irish of Chicago organized a fundraiser to save myself, my... Read more »

"The Last Dance" fun squelched by sports talk radio

During this time when Americans are looking for something positive to watch, to do, to hear, The Last Dance has provided that much needed boost of fun, taking us all back to the 1990s when the Chicago Bulls dominated the NBA.  Most of you, I believe, will say you have really enjoyed it. I know... Read more »

An ethical decision awaits us

As Americans continue to battle COVID-19 through social distancing and stay-at-home defensive measures, the curve is flattening and fewer people are acquiring the deadly virus.  But sometime in the near future,  a proactive offensive measure will become available to us when a vaccine, or several vaccines, are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration... Read more »
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Evil popular on Netflix

Covid-19 is a global experience that has resulted in millions turning to the television for entertainment, discovering new programs many of us would have never found had this “Stay Home” experience not happened. Netflix is one of the most popular choices. Whereas the number two rated series Ozark is appealing to the masses to watch... Read more »