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.
Since we retired, Marsha and I have gone to Florida for a week every February. I don't know which I enjoy more — being in Florida or not being in Oak Park. As I dozed by the pool, I thought about what it would be like to move down to the Sunshine State.
I enjoy Henry David Thoreau's essay, "A Winter Walk," in which he reflects on the flora and fauna of the countryside around Concord, Massachusetts. Like Thoreau, I take early morning walks around my hometown, but instead of birdsong, animal tracks and the low winter sun, I notice different things.
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