52.6 F
Naperville
Monday, October 3, 2022

Ed Channell

Avatar photo
39 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
Ed Channell has served on many boards, foundations and fundraising campaigns during more than 50 years in Naperville—and he loves feedback. Give it to him at echannell1@gmail.com.

Ed’s Many Old Hats – Perseverance

Above / Find the "Believe House" located along Williamsburg Drive where many homes are illuminated for the holidays. In the spirit of good will...

Ed’s Many Old Hats – I wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t...

I wrote a column for this paper, which I love, for 10 years when I was a junior senior citizen. I'm hesitant to tell you...

Ed’s Many Hats – How are your resolutions doin’?

Well, here we are about 65 or 70 days after some of you made New Year's resolutions, or should I say 'having wishful thoughts...

How to stay young in 2019

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That's what you pay them to do. 2....

Ed’s Many Hats – I’m back (again): Oh! Those resolutions

Here we are on the doorstep of February, the month we look back on all the foolish New Year’s resolutions we made in late...

Ed’s Many Hats – I’m back: Going south with the birds

Lately I've been asked by a number of people to write another guest column before I leave for Sarasota/Panther Ridge, Florida, for the winter....

Ed’s Many Hats – I’m back: secrets

When someone whispers, "If I tell you a secret, will you promise not to tell anyone?", I politely tell them that I can keep...

Ed’s Many Hats – I’m Back: Bluebird, Wren & Owl houses

Since I was a young lad growing up on a farm in rural Alabama I've been in love with birds. We had a lot...

Ed’s Many Hats – My family reunion

After a leave of nearly 50 years away from my boyhood hometown of Hamilton, Alabama, I recently got an unusual urge to return for...
Ed Channell

Ed’s Many Hats – I can’t take it anymore!

I was grateful when I heard they’d passed a law in Illinois that prohibited drivers from talking or texting on cell phones. Yet, if...
Ed Channell

Ed’s Many Hats – Messing with smarts

As a general rule the women in our family tend to be a tad more intelligent than our men. Notice I didn't say “smarter.” The...
Ed Channell

Ed’s Many Hats – Airplane thoughts

There's something strangely magical about thoughts on an airplane. I've written more rough drafts for this column than I can remember while flying. Actually this...

Ed’s Many Hats – Wit and wisdom?

While reading PN June, I noticed a small column called "Wit and Wisdom.” It's probably been there a while but since I normally only...

Ed’s Many Hats – Is it hot in here?

Back when things were still real, a setting of 72 on the thermostat was normal. Whether summer or winter, 72 degrees was very comfortable....
Ed Channell

Ed’s Many Hats – Breaking house rules

Words, words, words! The word policeman is after me again. By PN house rules, I'm supposed to limit my column to around 250 words. That's...
Ed Channell

Ed’s Many Hats – I’m on the road to home again

If you've been reading my column for the past number of years, you know that May is the month our zoo returns from Sarasota,...
Ed Channell

Ed’s Many Hats – Returning to Thrillville

OMG! It's the middle of April! We leave for Thrillville in just a couple of weeks. The winter has just flown by this year....

Ed’s Many Hats – Stuck on questions

When I was a young man a lot of things in life didn't make much sense, but I didn't question them for a number...
Ed Channell

Ed’s Many Hats – 3×5 card rescues columnist

I live in Florida all winter, world headquarters of senior citizens. As a retiree, I'm starting to become very conscious about the way other old...

Ed’s Many Hats – Life’s highway

As I travel down life's highway people keep swerving into my lane. They cut me off, yell at me and give me middle-finger salutes....

Latest News

DON’T MISS OUT!
GET THE DAILY
SQUARE-SCOOP
The latest local headlines delivered
to your inbox each morning.
SUBSCRIBE
Give it a try, you can unsubscribe anytime.
close-link
Get the Daily Square-Scoop. Local Headlines Most Mornings. 
Subscribe
close-image