Tag: Childhood

Getting Fired from The Lab

| June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

The first real job I had was delivering Chicago Tribunes, Chicago Sun-Times and Wall Street Journals to about 100 homes every morning. There were 48 Tribunes, 48 Sun-Times and 4 Wall Street Journals, give or take, week to week, depending on subscription prices and folks away from home for extended periods of time. At some […]

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The Knife Sharpener and Jimmy – Part 2

| April 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

In my previous post, The Knife Sharpener and Jimmy – Part 1 I wrote briefly about growing up outside of Chicago in a suburb called Cicero. For lack of a better word, Jimmy was perhaps as close a friend as anyone could have in that neighborhood. But one learned from an early age to be […]

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Harriett

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mrs. Goldsmith was in her late 30’s when I first met her at my middle school. She had an older daughter that was 1 year ahead of me and Mrs. Goldsmith volunteered quite a bit at the school. As a 7th grade school boy I was struck by her grace and also her sternness. Whether […]

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Notice of Death

| December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

They seem to come in the form of a Facebook update with the morning review of the iPhone or an email update from an unfamiliar “Class of 88” address heading. They seem to stream to the top of the feed and email queue among the pictures of Christmas trees and decorated homes and corporate holiday […]

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