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An Illinois Voter's Pulse on Election Day (November 2, 2010)

I live in the State of Illinois, where today we’ll be electing a Governor and a brand new Senator, among other offices. Though he has been gone from the Prairie State electoral canvass for over two years now, this voting day is still somewhat of a referendum on deposed former Governor, Rod Blagojevich and the dispiriting legacy he left in his wake. 834 more words

Contemplating My Navel (Personal Blog)

How Well Have the Toronto Maple Leafs Drafted Since 2000?


For those of you who haven’t seen my earlier posts I am going through each of the 30 teams and breaking down how they have drafted over the past 15 years. 1,497 more words

NHL

The Waning Days of Summer (August 31, 2010)

The annual battle with Seasonal Affective Disorder has arrived early for me in 2010. Typically, my serotonin levels begin to drop as the days grow shorter and colder, but this year, my brain is slipping into despondency before the heat even dies. 1,017 more words

Contemplating My Navel (Personal Blog)

Illinois governors' war on workers resembles a scorched earth battle.

In January of 2013, Clyde Weiss and Anders Lindall wrote on the AFSCME blog:

The rights of public service workers seem to be of no consequence to Illinois Gov.

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Bruce Rauner

The Ship's Going Down: Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em! (February 9, 2010)

Ah yum, the familiar taste of egg on our faces. Too bad I don’t care for eggs, but to be a resident of Illinois, you’d better learn to love that chicken born protein, because as long as you are a voting adult of this State, one humiliation after another is to be your lot. 317 more words

Contemplating My Navel (Personal Blog)

Illinois Primaries (February 2, 2010)

It’s Election Day in Illinois. Or rather, today we vote in the Democratic, Republican or Green party primaries to choose candidates for the November races. In 2010, the citizens of this State have to choose replacements for some very important positions: Governor, Senator and Cook County Board President, among others. 225 more words

Contemplating My Navel (Personal Blog)

The Man Behind the Ice Bucket Challenge

The date was April 13, 2015. The place was none other than America’s most beloved ballpark: Fenway Park. The man was one who had been celebrated all throughout New England as well as the United States. 2,154 more words

Baseball