Archive for August 2013

That Vision Problem: when you just can't see past the flattery

That Vision Problem: when you just can't see past the flattery
When I needed to buy my first pair of real glasses, you know, prescription lenses, and not the kind they sell in the dollar bin at Target, which I had been surviving on for the last ten years in a fit of denial combined with general cheapskatedness, I went to the eyeglass store  eyeglasses store  the... Read more »

Friday Air and Water Show Practice and why it's better at my house

Friday Air and Water Show Practice and why it's better at my house
One of the best kept secrets in Chicago is the Friday practice day for the air and water show. The air show is performed, pretty much as it will be on Saturday and Sunday, but without the crowds and traffic or the radio play by play. Although yesterday, one wise guy was playing the theme... Read more »

LinkedIn Endorsements don’t mean a thing, but they’re still kinda fun to play with

LinkedIn Endorsements don’t mean a thing, but they’re still kinda fun to play with
                    Recently on LinkedIn, I’ve received several endorsements for short story writing. The last short story I wrote, if I say so myself, was pretty darn good. The only problem is, I wrote it in high school over thirty-years ago and none of the people who... Read more »
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Let nature be your soundtrack: keep your music inside

Let nature be your soundtrack: keep your music inside
Alfresco. Outside. Out of doors. We Chicagoans love our summers because we get to spend more time outside. And why do we love the great outdoors—our patios and rooftop decks and sidewalk cafés? Is it because we never, ever forget our winters, leaving scrapers in the glove compartment year-round, just in case, and we want... Read more »