Driving in to Sangamon County

Last October, one of my brothers got married in my hometown of Springfield, Illinois. I spent the first 18 years of my life there, only rarely getting to see anything outside of it. So when the time to go away to college came, I left and never looked back. I suppose that’s human nature, inContinue reading “Driving in to Sangamon County”

F/U/S/G

Of all the many seasons I’ve been a Cubs fan, 1984 ranks as my favorite one. The year 1984, all by itself, was an important year in my life. It was the year that I learned how to drive a car and, when my birthday came around, I got my license to drive. And whoeverContinue reading “F/U/S/G”

Ya better be good for goodness sake

Have you ever turned to a station on the radio and caught the tail end of a song you really wanted to hear? That happened to me as I was driving home from work today. There’s a Christmas radio station here in Chicago, and most of the songs they play I can’t listen to anymoreContinue reading “Ya better be good for goodness sake”

Three historical relics, two of them unopened

I went to a church rummage sale at just the right time last weekend. To clear everything out, they offered a shopping bag for three dollars, which could then be filled up with whatever you could fit in it. When I went to the books section, I found a boxed set of┬áBruce Springsteen Live 1975-1985Continue reading “Three historical relics, two of them unopened”