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.
It seems like such a long time ago that we elected a Simpson-like cartoon character to be President of the United States of America. After the initial shock and the cacophony of the autopsy, each of us then had to decide just how we were personally going to react and find our way forward following the election shock.
Travel is one way to escape the self-imposed prison of recency bias, group think and bias re-enforcement. So Marsha and I went to Scotland. I also got to drink Scotch whiskey, yet another way to escape.
We humans are a foolish species. We believe our fates are somehow tied to our individual agency. Our culture is deeply imbued with the sense that anyone can achieve success if they just try hard enough.
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