• joined Mar 17, 2008
  • last login Jul 31, 2014
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I was born and raised on the west side of Chicago (Madison and Cicero). I Left home courtesy of Uncle Sam in 1966. I retired from the USAF after 24 years of active duty and I subsequently retired as a USAF Civilian at the end of 2011 for a grand total of 45 years of service to the Air Force and the United States of America. I am currently employed as the go-to guy for my grandchildren.

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  • MLB Chicago Cubs
  • NBA Chicago Bulls
  • NFL Chicago Bears
  • NCAAF Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  • NCAAB DePaul Blue Demons
User Blog

Slightly OT: Who Dat? (Super Bowl Discussion)

  I have been a Chicago sports fan my entire 63 years.  Because I grew up in Chicago in a family of Cubs and Bears fans it has just felt as right as rain.  I’ve actually lived here on the...


Happy Hannukah and Merry Christmas

To Al and all of Jewish faith or ancestry I wish a most pleasant and happy Hannukah.  To all others who celebrate it, Merry Christmas. Al, you have brought me untold pleasure ever since I first...


Merry Christmas

to all BCB.  I've been waiting for someone to post a holiday diary and so far, nothing.  I guess I'll have to be the first.Here's wishing the best of the holiday season to you all.  Al, even though...



God, I love this city.My wife and I had some vacation to burn so we decided to head north.  She, of course, didn't really consider the playoffs because of the myriad other reason we had for a visit...


I Need an Intervention

It is mid May.  The "June Swoon," if it happens, is still a few weeks away.  On paper, the team looks pretty good.   The Pythagorean postulated by some of the stat heads tells me we should be...


Thoughts From a Cubs Fan?

As Pat and Ron sign off for another season and with the resignation of Andy McPhail and the turmoil that is sure to follow, I am struck by the annual emptiness of the coming winter.  Oh sure, the...


Miscellaneous Ravings I

I don't post very often.  I'd rather just read many of the well thought out and insightful posts of the rest of the BCB habitués.  This season, however, has been enough to make even the most...


Out of Towners

I wonder just how many of the regulars here are not currently living in the greater Chicago area.  I'm a Chicago native who visits the city a couple of times a year (I still have a sister and a...

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