I am an American, Chicago born…oh wait, that’s a different Bellow character.
Actually, I’m not either of Bellow’s fictional characters but I’m using them for this blog. Like Augie March, I too was born in Chicago, but that’s sort of where the similarities end. I was born to the grandchildren of immigrants — unlike Augie (and Bellow) my parents are a mix. My mother is Italian and my Dad is a Jew. I adopted my mother’s Catholic faith, drifted away from the church in my 20s and 30s, and thanks to some brilliant Protestant friends, came back to Christ and the Catholic church within the past couple of years. Praise be to God, He does work in mysterious ways.
This blog will be about Christianity, politics, Chicago, culture, etc.