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.
I am mystified by America's lack of urgency concerning the potentially existential threat posed by global warming. More than 97 percent of climate scientists agree that global warming is happening and that humans are causing it. The alarm bell has been sounding for more than 50 years.
I believe passion is a communicable trait. My granddaughters Lily and Ava are the third generation of Hubbuchs to care about basketball. I'm pretty sure the highlight of Lily's fourth grade Christmas will be her pair of Steph Currie basketball shoes.
My name is John and I am a contrarian. I ask for sympathy. Nestled somewhere between pessimism and cynicism on the worldview spectrum lies contrarianism. As far as I can remember, I have always been a contrarian. I can't help it. It's not my fault.
Aristotle was the first to recognize that humans are social animals and write about it. He who lives without society, he said, is either beast or God. There are about 7.2 billion of us scattered across the planet. So even if you have lots and lots of Facebook friends, you will cross paths with only a tiny fraction of our species.
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