Author: Terry Rubino

Unique Aspects To Truck Accidents And The Importance Of Prompt Action

Truck accidents cause almost 60,000 injuries and 5,000 deaths every year according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.   Because of their size, accidents involving trucks (especially semis) are often very bad.   Because of this trucking operations are subject to extensive Federal and State regulations and laws that are greater than that of automobiles.   Typically these regulations govern who can be hired as a truck driver in the first place, the supervision and monitoring of drivers, the maintenance of the tractors and trailers, the hours that truck drivers are allowed to work and drug and alcohol screening.  Over the...

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Tuscany Restaurant in Oakbrook

It is located across from Oakbrook Shopping Center and a sister to the Tuscany on Taylor Street in Chicago.  However this Tuscany is much better.  It is bigger, newer and has a nice sparkle to it.  While the food is similar and as good as Taylor Street, Oakbrook has live entertainment and quite the happening place.  It is busy so make reservations.  There is $4.00 valet parking and the prices are moderate.  The wait staff is eager to please and seem to be happy working there.  If you are in that area and want Italian, give it a...

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Local Restaurant Reviews

In our building there are two restaurants on the first floor of the Galleria II Building:  Casa Vieja and Bin 27.    CASA VIEJA in Spanish means the old house.  It is open for lunch and dinner.  The food ranging from fajitas to tacos is excellent as are the margaritas.  The owner, Pedro, is hands on and works hard with his excellent wait-staff to make sure the customers are pleased.  If you are in the mood for Mexican you should give it a try.  We are having our office Christmas luncheon there. BIN 27 is owned by Ryan.  It was...

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HACHIKO , a legendary symbol of faithfulness and perseverance

Faithfulness and perseverance have always been admiral traits throughout the world.  In researching something else I stumbled across the interesting story of Hachiko.   Hachiko was an Akita dog that was born in 1923 rural Japan. At age 1, a University  of Tokyo professor acquired him. The professor would commute to work by train and at the end of the day Hachiko would leave their house to greet the professor at the train station and the two of them would walk home.  One day the professor suffered a brain hemorrhage at work and died.  Each day for the next...

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The Most Terrible Poverty is Loneliness by Mother Teresa of Calcutta

It is the holiday season and a happy active time for many perhaps most people.  However we should remember that for some it is an emotionally painful time.  Loneliness has been written, talked and sung about for eons.   It is often defined as a complex and unpleasant emotional response to isolation or lack of companionship.  It can be felt even when surrounded others.   Some philosophers, such as Sarte the existentialist, believed that loneliness is a fundamental part of the human condition because of a person’s desire to have meaning in life that conflicts with mortality and isolation of the...

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