John is an Indiana native who moved to Oak Park in 1976. He served on the District 97 school board, coached youth sports and, more recently, retired from the law. That left him time to become a Wednesday Journal columnist and now a blogger. John has some pretty strong opinions about Oak Park and a wry way of putting them across. You won't want to leave his blog without leaving a comment of your own.
For all the wonder of The Age of Technology, there is a creeping sense that all of this might not be such a good thing in the long run. We can instantly download every song ever recorded. We can send photographs of a killer piece of pie to our 500 closest friends. We can stream a dizzying cornucopia of videos anytime anywhere.
I suppose that we should have not been surprised that President Trump is so boorish, unprepared, arrogant and mean-spirited. Nor should his positions on immigration, regulation, trade and a Fortress America foreign policy be other than the promised devolution. His presidency will be a great stress test for our democracy. Hopefully, the country will be the better for surviving his time in office.
Starting last November, in order to take my mind off the Presidential election disaster and cleanup, I decided to go on a diet. I scoured the internet and talked to my skinny friends. There sure was a lot of information out there. I was amazed how many B-list celebrities were fat, but are now skinny, and were even willing to share their diet secrets for a price.