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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 […]

Some Old Thoughts About Another New Year

January 1, 2015

Today’s effort will contain a minimum of sports coverage. Mainly because there was little of any significance happening Dec. 31, 2014. Well, as far as some of us were/are concerned. Welcome to 2015. As we say farewell to 2014, here’s hoping you fare well in the new year. The first day of the new year […]

Oh, Brother: Missing More Than Cards-Royals Repeat

October 18, 2014

October 18 was going to be special this year. In a way different from what it had been for all those years since early childhood. October 18 was going to be special because it was going to be the day the St. Louis Cardinals clinched the National League Championship by winning Game 6. It was […]

Cubs Rally Past Cards; Tigers Rally Past White Sox

September 24, 2014

Midweek musings: The Chicago Cubs played spoiler Tuesday night. To a much lesser degree, so did the Chicago White Sox. * In their second-to-last home game of the season, the Cubs defeated the National League Central division-leading St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 in 10 innings. The victory prevented the Cardinals from reducing their magic number for […]

Welcome to a New Year and All Its Possibilities

January 1, 2014

And so it begins anew. Another year in the books. Another year to provide a blank slate for dreams and delusions, illusions and confusion. Hello, 2014. How are you doing? So far, so good? The Chicago Bulls ended the 2013 portion of their season with an unimpressive New Year’s Eve 85-79 home loss to the […]

Looking for Some Happy in New Year

December 31, 2013

If you want a comprehensive year-in-review, you have come to the wrong place. We hope that bit of information somehow brightens your day/night/existence/whatever. If you are looking for a critique of the Chicago Bears or words about the Chicago Bulls winning a game at Memphis or the possibility of Lovie Smith landing one of several […]

Browns Game Brings Warm Thoughts on Cold Day

December 15, 2013

The Chicago Bears play the Cleveland Browns on Sunday in Cleveland. Which reminds me of my brother Rob. Not that he played football — professional or otherwise — with the exception of the backyard or schoolyard variety. Not that he ever lived in Cleveland. Or anything like that. But lots of things remind me of […]

Robert Alan Harris, Oct. 18, 1948-Dec. 9, 2013

December 10, 2013

Normally, on the day after a Chicago Bears “Monday Night Football” game, there would be considerable space devoted to the contest. And in the case of their 45-28 victory against the Dallas Cowboys, there would be talk of postseason possibilities and whether even a healthy Jay Cutler could perform better than backup Josh McCown has. […]

Looking for Heroes? Look Beyond Sports

October 30, 2012

Random thoughts while wondering what baseball commissioner Bud Selig would have done if the New York Yankees were in the World Series this season and there was to have been a Game 5 (something says the Fall Classic would have ended up being played at Milwaukee’s Miller Park, as happened to two Houston Astros games […]

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