Archive for September 2017

Losing Hef by a Bunny who loved him

Losing Hef by a Bunny who loved him
All the wind has gone out of my sails. I just heard the sad news of Hugh (Hef) Hefner’s passing. He and Playboy have been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. I knew it was coming but have always dreaded this day. I know when his brother Keith... Read more »

A No Class Reunion with old friends in a small town

No Class Reunion official photo with 1971 and '72 classes combined. We were missing quite a few classmates.
It started when we began driving down to Dupo, Illinois–a small railroad town near the banks of the Mississippi. Just seeing the rows of corn stalks set against a Windex-blue sky brought back waves of nostalgia–thoughts of a simpler time without all the strife and discontent. That five hour drive was idyllic and more calming... Read more »

Cheers' George Wendt roasted before all-star panel for charity

George Wendt is roasted by Tim Kazurinsky, Bernadette Birkett (Wendt's wife), David Koechner, Jason Sudeikis, Pat Finn, Katie Rich, Billy Bungeroth and Robert Smigel.
The Second City and Gilda’s Club Chicago celebrated a once in a lifetime evening at the comedy institution’s iconic Mainstage theater during a star-studded benefit, “I Can’t Believe They Wendt There: The Roast of George Wendt.” More than 230 guests dined, drank and donated while being entertained by a raucous panel of roasters and special... Read more »
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The night Princess Diana wowed Chicago and a certain local playboy

The night Princess Diana wowed Chicago and a certain local playboy
On the 20th anniversary of the death of the “People’s Princess,” Lady Diana, I wanted to share this earlier post with you about the night Diana danced with a Chicago playboy. It was a privilege to have been in the same room with someone who excuded such charisma and compassion, someone who was clearly searching... Read more »