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A Story About My Dad

A Story About My Dad

We had moved from Chicago to Peoria. I was a basketball player and being this was Illinois, the game was huge at all levels; from elementary school up to the Chicago Bulls, who came into being in 1966, everyone played basketball. Our elementary school basketball team was good. Exceptionally good. We were the odds-on favorite […]

The Cup Returns to Chicago… Finally

The Cup Returns to Chicago… Finally

One by one they fell.  The Predators, the Canucks, the Sharks.  For Chicago Blackhawks fans, it began to feel like destiny.  Finally, after 49 years, this would be The Year to solidify the rebirth of hockey in Chicago.  This was about to be Chicago’s Moment. Standing in their way:  The Philadelphia Flyers.  In a most improbable playoff […]

Eye on Monday: Chicago

Eye on Monday: Chicago

This is post #100 for Blog Harbor which makes this something of an occasion to commemorate.  And I can think of no better way to do so then by highlighting my beloved hometown of Chicago. I began this blog with a simple premise:  Writing about people, places, things and events that passionately and/or humorously moved […]

For Baseball Rivalries, I'll Take White Sox vs. Cubs

For Baseball Rivalries, I’ll Take White Sox vs. Cubs

I was born at Weiss Memorial Hospital just off Lake Shore Drive on Chicago’s North Side.  I was baptized at St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church at the end of Lake Shore Drive before it turns into Sheridan Road.  That, too, is on Chicago’s North Side.  The apartment building I grew up in was on Estes […]

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