It's always interesting to see a new village board take a crack at our sword-in-the-stone problem of overnight parking. Fame, glory and re-election await the board that can find a solution to our parking problems.
In defending the expenditure of the $2 million Scoville Park renovation, I feel a little bit like the lawyers who defended the Nazis at Nuremberg or John Wayne Gacy's defense counsel. But somebody has to do it.
Following Paula Deen's use of the "n-word" and George Zimmerman's acquittal, we once again are agonizing over racism in America. Attorney General Eric Holder sounds the call for meaningful discussion on the issue. I thought we had already exhausted the topic each time Barack Obama ran for president. Guess not.
I'm afraid I missed the Chicago Blackhawks bandwagon. It certainly wasn't the first one. In fact, if you lined up all the bandwagons I have missed, it would look like the Dan Ryan on a rainy Friday night.
Because I plan to live the rest of my life in Oak Park, I spend time thinking about its future. The pragmatist philosopher Georges Santayana warned: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." I'm not sure that is our problem.
On April 15, an explosion in Boston, Mass., killed three people. On April 17, an explosion in West, Texas killed 14 people. Both events were tragic and unexpected. The friends and families of all 17 victims were shocked and will be scarred for the rest of their lives.