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Rachel Remains a Big Part of Our Lives

April 1, 2016

It has been such a long time since I last sat down at the computer and typed words for this site. Almost a year ago. I can rationalize any inactivity because of the death of daughter Rachel. Exactly a year ago. April 1, 2015. I will remember that date for as long as I live […]

Lost Cause: How to Overcome Losing Rachel

April 22, 2015

This may be the first in a series of occasional ramblings about dealing with the loss of life, losing a loved one. Maybe some day I will return to what was once considered normal around here, complete with non-gratuitous photos and videos. That day is not today. *** Funny how time flies. Or not funny […]

Remarkable Rachel 1979-2015

April 2, 2015

Believe it or not, I am a private person. So it takes an extraordinary circumstance for me to type what I am about to. The subject matter is an extraordinary person, our daughter Rachel (first-born of my wife and me). *** Ahh-boo, ahh-boo, Who loves you Like your mom and daddy do? Ahh-boo, ahh-boo, Who […]

2 White Sox, 1 Cub in ‘Baseball Tonight’ Top 25

April 1, 2015

Midweek musings: For what it’s worth, ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight” unveiled its list of top 25 major-league players Tuesday night. Both the White Sox (four players) and Cubs (two players) were represented — even if three of them hadn’t played a game for their current team. Sox left-hander Chris Sale was No. 7, Sox first baseman […]

Cubs Send Bryant to Minors; Bulls’ Rose Practices

March 31, 2015

Random thoughts (well, as close as we generally come to such things around here) while wondering how many of the Chicago Cubs’ April home games will be postponed by weather and/or construction concerns: * Speaking of the Cubs, highly touted power prospect Kris Bryant (9 home runs, 15 runs batted in, .425 Cactus League batting […]

DePaul Names Leitao Basketball Coach — Again

March 30, 2015

Monday meanderings: Seldom do we talk about college basketball around here. Today we make an exception. All because DePaul made an exceptional hire Sunday. OK, exceptionally unusual. Maybe even exceptionally bad. DePaul hired Dave Leitao. who previously coached at DePaul (2002-05) before departing to coach Virginia. He subsequently bounced around with his latest job being […]

Bulls Rip Knicks; Wisconsin, Kentucky Advance

March 29, 2015

Sunday smorgasbord: You know it’s a Chicago Bulls blowout — the victorious variety — when coach Tom Thibodeau has no one on his roster with more than 28 minutes played. You know it’s a blowout for the Bulls when they could have gone scoreless in the fourth quarter and still have won. Such was the […]

Samardzija Allows 4 Homers in Sox Loss to Cubs

March 28, 2015

Six innings, 92 pitches and nine strikeouts and scoreless relief had White Sox scheduled Opening Day starter Jeff Samardzija feeling pretty good about Friday’s Cactus League contest vs. the Cubs. OK, with the exception of the four home runs that accounted all of the Cubs’ runs in a 6-3 Sox loss. A reminder to Sox […]

WSCR Ought to Take Some Sort of Action

March 27, 2015

Friday follies: Dan Bernstein is a boob man. Dan Bernstein is a boob, man. How about both? If nothing else, the co-host of WSCR’s “Boers and Bernstein” afternoon show is a self-proclaimed idiot. He told listeners as much Thursday. He did so because of sexist tweets about Comcast SportsNet’s Aiyana Cristal. For a smart guy […]

Butler, Snell, Mirotic Help Bulls Rally by Raptors

March 26, 2015

Jimmy Butler returned to his pre-injury form Wednesday night, as the Chicago Bulls defeated the host Toronto Raptors 116-103. OK, even better than before an elbow injury that sidelined him for 11 games and from which he returned Monday. Butler had a team-high 23 points on 7-of-8 shooting from the field (2-of-3 three-pointers) in a […]

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