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Maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of this because it can happen in every single town in America. A soldier at home on R & R.
She’ll be sliding into the booth next to yours at the restaurant. They’ll be one kid talking about chicken fingers… Read full post »
Tonight they'll be remembering that plane crash in Iowa. That "day the music died." Buddy Holly's career lasted 18 months.
What song was in Buddy Holly’s head when his plane hit the ground?
Today, as Civil Unions get signed into law in Illinois. Two stories.
Back then. Two years ago in October, Mark, a Chicago Social Worker, and John were married in Des Moines Iowa.
Chicago Sun-Times Columnist… Read full post »
Where did I put that picture? The one of you and Johnny Cash?… Read full post »
When Sargent Shriver died yesterday at 95, the litany of his accomplishments solemnly droned through the news cycle, the President issued a statement, and the burbling cartoon thought… Read full post »
Perhaps you’ve paged through a New Yorker or Atlantic and seen the poems of Christian Wiman. But chances are you’ve never seen him do a reading.
Last night, while a light snow whispered over the commercial bustle of… Read full post »
Just this morning, the sad eyed young woman in an orange dress and a blue goose down coat wrapped around her like a shield from the icy winter wind, steps outside the Haitian Community Center in Chicago and begins to walk to the water.
Terre Haute Indiana Federal Prison
In the back of the prison van, lit only by Indiana stars, rolling north across the endless, flat winter fields, he sat quiet. Rumbling down an empty highway. Trying to get ready to say goodbye.… Read full post »
The Congress Theater.
When Chuck Berry, 84, collapsed from unknown causes on stage Saturday night in Chicago, the concert venue was not some glitzy down town tourist trap.
Berry slumped over his keyboards at the Congress Theater. A 2,900 seat, faded… Read full post »
Every Sunday afternoon, the 16 foot white panel truck with “VETERANS HELPING VETERANS” painted on the side, rolls up Chicago’s grandest boulevard, Michigan Avenue, and comes to a stop just outside a building where some of the world’s greatest music gets played.
How do you make a Christmas memory? Lot’s of money spent trying. But how do you do it?
And an even tougher question. How do you make the memory mean something today? Right now. When we need it more than ever.
First, you… Read full post »
Listen to how this man takes on restoring his sight.
The facts are pasted in below. Many here know Rod. Got this letter.
But as the truth behind the facts drenched down in my soul, I could feel this golden orange Florida sunset… Read full post »
“This would have been the 70th birthday year for John if only he were here. But people are not questioning if he is here or not. They just love him and are keeping him alive with their love… Read full post »
One night only. Roy Orbison. Written in swooping red neon script on the tired marquee in front of the last roadhouse, where now stands an Outlet Mall on Highway 94 between Chicago and Milwaukee.
It was a Wednesday night. Bitter… Read full post »
When your hero dies, it’s as if the very shape of the earth has now changed. Ripples of heavy heart pain stab your soul, you walk down the street and you stumble for no reason, and the timing of the seasons goes awry. Spring could… Read full post »
Walking with purpose out of the snowy night cornfield where my plane went down on February 3rd 1959 and I died just outside of Clear Lake Iowa, I boarded the Sarah Palin bus for the trip to Spirit Lake where she was off to sell books and/… Read full post »