Do NOT emulate the hapless mayor of distant Portland-in-Oregon, who threw caution to the winds and put himself in the way of big trouble, tear gas and all. His effort at being the little Dutch boy with finger in the dike. Legendary tyke saved the day. Mayor of P., on the other hand . . .
Jim Bowman covered religion 1968-78 for the Chicago Daily News, since then has written books, articles, etc., mostly on corporate history but also on religion (Company Man: My Jesuit Life, 1950-1968), and more recently on politics (Illinois Blues: How the Ruling Party Talks to Voters, -- Lulu.com, Kindle). Longtime Oak Park, Illinois, resident, he lives now on Chicago's North Side, where four of his and Winnie's six children live close by.
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