Updated: May 1, 2013 2:57PM
Shame on the non-participating parents of children who took part in the spring musical at James Hart Junior High School in Homewood.
These children rehearsed several hours a week for months to put on a great production. They gave up leisure time, did homework after long days at school and rehearsal, ate on the run and fell into bed at night.
Every parent should be so proud of these children, but can they be proud of you? Many of you were too busy to give an hour or two of your time to support your child’s hard work.
The musical was great, but alas, there was no cast party. Why? Parent participation was seriously lacking. Tell your child you are proud of him or her. Maybe next time they will be proud of you.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) apparently does not know that any and all rights are limited in some way because he has inferred that limiting the right to bear arms would be wrong and unusual.
Many Republicans say they are constitutionalists but hate the Postal Service, which is in the Constitution, and love the filibuster, which is not.
They often use the term “socialism” as an antonym for “democracy” or “liberty” rather than as a diversified economic system practiced at some level by all nations. They use fuzzy math to explain the federal budget, want union struggles and victories expunged from history books and would cut science from school curricula.
I don’t recommend watching television as an educational tool, but I suggest that they may learn something from tuning in to “Are you smarter than a fifth grader?”
Thankful for Christ Medical Center
Oak Lawn benefits from having Christ Medical Center in many ways. It’s the largest employer in the village, and with thousands of patients and visitors each year, the hospital provides customers for local businesses.
Sometimes we fail to realize the most important benefit of having a top hospital in town — when your health demands rapid and professional medical attention.
Recently, I awoke with a severe pain in my hand and was admitted to Christ and scheduled for next-day surgery with a serious infection.
After a three-day hospital stay, I was required to return for 28 days of daily antibiotic infusions at the Infusion Center. The proximity of such a professional and fully equipped facility, staffed by excellent nurses specifically trained and certified in infusion techniques, was a major factor in enabling me to recover.
It’s disappointing to hear from some of my fellow villagers who fail to appreciate what having Christ Medical Center in our back yard means to our collective health. I know I’ve developed a new and keener appreciation for its presence.