James O’Connor

Recent Updates:


50 Year Reunion Questionnaire Response:

Bumper stickers tell us that “s— happens” and over the years we’ve all experienced our share. I retired from teaching history and coaching wrestling for Chicago Public Schools and went back to teach a year in the burbs for a total of 36 years. Could not get enough. I loved it.

Now I work as a restoration ecologist attempting to restore prairies and oak savannas to their pre-settlement state.

I enjoy bike touring and have traveled much of the US, Canada, and Ireland by this slow scenic method.
I am happy, remarried and enjoying the simple things in life: good beer, home grown vegetables, and friendship.

The bumper sticker may have it wrong – go for the T-shirt slogan, ” Life is Good”. Looking forward to seeing every one .

25 Year Reunion Questionnaire Response:

Single … Teacher … B.S. in Education and M.A. in History. Enjoys running, cross-country skiing, bike touring,
singing and drinking. For 25 years wasted time, taught for 15 years, coached for 10 years. Had four championship teams and tried to
figure out what I’m supposed to be doing here.

How To Find Me Now:

eMail Address: joc3@comcast.net

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