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No Such Thing as a Bad Boy

“There is no such thing as a bad boy” – Father Edward Flanagan. That’s the slogan carved into the wooden¬†plaque that hung on the wall in the CPS public school … Continue reading

January 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Where the Day Takes You

A day is a day is a day right? So most would say what can happen in only a day. What would you say if I told you that only … Continue reading

January 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Saints, Sinners and Shark Pools

When you’re a kid you do what kids do, whatever that is. I’ve never been sure. I suppose because I’ve never known what it felt like to be a kid. … Continue reading

December 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

There are No Children Here

I used to sweep the floor at night while the big black kid, Red, I think his name was, mopped up behind me as all the guys banged on their … Continue reading

November 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Gladiator School

Life is made up of moments you cannot understand. Just as we cannot understand our ability to survive what seems a grave, even terminal circumstance in the face of adversity … Continue reading

November 7, 2017 · 1 Comment

Angels on Bikes.

Often times after a night shift I find myself driving aimlessly through the city streets. It gives me time to think, come to terms with the past, make plans for … Continue reading

October 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Ma

Happy birthday to my mother, she was the single most influential women in my life. She saw much adversity and faced it head-on with a tenacity and resolve earned as … Continue reading

September 14, 2017 · 1 Comment