TRAGEDY THAT BEGETS THE BEST

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So, it wasn’t enough to just have a Pandemic?

On top of that, we have vaccines that we can’t make fast enough or actually get into the arms of our

brothers in arms battling the Coronavirus, each in their own unique way.

And then the waters flow from the sky like snowflakes, which are unique, a one-of-a-kind shape that was

infinite in scope.  That’s hard for me to truly fathom.  SHAPE that is unique – a one-of-a-kind eternal

design that the fashionistas of the day proclaimed as sublime.  The most memorable for me were names

that had a whiff of Paris to them like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Balmain, Louboutin, Pierre Cardin, 

Yves Saint Laurent, Roger Vivier, Thierry Mugler, Dior, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Hermès, Lanvin, Chloé, 

Rochas, and Céline.

But those classy snowflakes have turned into the fodder blasted from the canons of the day that made the

roads a mess – brought fever pitch cold that literally froze people to death when their power grid let them

down – as did their political heroes in power, asking them to live during a blizzard without heat which

eventually leads to a valley of tears as pipes explode as easily as ice cubes clink when hitting the glass

about to receive a  splash of whiskey.

It was adjudged by all that it was MR. COLD that destroyed water and gas pipes, during the friggin’

pandemic.  Of all the times to get saddled with a water problem, why did this have to be part of the

Pandemic legacy?

And yet, we the Americans of 2021 have come together for each other as we always have in times of crisis,

which sometimes we all forget.

The stories are amazing…like black churches and their parishioners bringing food and drink to people they

know supported someone who they perceived as racist.  IT DIDN’T MATTER!

When it’s all said and done, all that matters is that we are there for each other no matter what anyone

thinks politically.

That GO DO GOOD attitude used to be NORMAL not that long ago.


William Natale is the author of the children’s book, Woolly Wurm;  “1968 – A Story As Relevant Today As It Was Then” (based on a true story about two white teens who wind up working in an all-black factory immediately following the assassination of Dr. MLK; and The Resurrection of Boraichee (a story described quirky and clever with a bit of reincarnation as a DOG serves as the narrator about a family suffering from the opioid epidemic).  All but the children’s book can be found on Amazon/KINDLE.

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William Natale
William (Bill) Natale, is an Emmy-Award winning producer/director and executive member of the Directors Guild of America Midwest Council. He is the author of “1968 – A Story As Relevant Today As It Was Then,” and a children’s book, entitled “Woolly Wurm,” that was written specifically to help raise funds for The Infant Welfare Society of Chicago. Natale’s new book, “The Resurrection of Boraichee,” will debut this coming May 17, 2020 and be available in book stores as well as AMAZON & KINDLE. Natale has served as the Executive Director of the Illinois Center for Broadcasting/IL Media School, Chicago Campus; Executive Producer of Internet Streaming Corporation and Executive Producer of WATCH312.COM. Natale served for over 4 years as president of the board of directors for PanAmerica Performance Works Theater Company (formerly Latino Chicago Theater Company). He has served as a member of the board of directors for the Chicago chapter of the National Association of Television Arts & Sciences and as Chairman of the Broadcast Promotion & Marketing Executives Association. Natale serves as an advisor to the board of directors for the 501-c BIBO AWARDS FOUNDATION, (Beauty In & Beauty Out) that honors outstanding women for their community service in the Chicago, Las Vegas and Los Angeles metropolitan areas. He also serves on the board of directors for the 501-c SHINE ON CHICAGO organization that teaches inner-city children how to shoot, produce and edit video that can then be shared via social media and is currently president of the Board of Directors for the 501c, The Community Adult Day Care Center (CADC) in Downers Groves. Natale became aware of CADC via videos shot pro bono by his son Matthew. Some time later CADC proved to be a GODSEND for his sister, a care giver for his brother-in-law who suffers both cognitive and physical disabilities and now is served by the wonderful staff at CADC. Carissa and his grandson Grey live with him in Downers Grove where he has resided for the last 28 years. He has been blessed to have two other daughters, Gina and Renee and a son, Matthew - who passed away in 2017.