Archive for June 2017

No Reason for Outrage Over President Dumbo's Attack on Mika Brzezinski

No Reason for Outrage Over President Dumbo's Attack on Mika Brzezinski
The internet is atwitter -pun intended- over Donald Trump’s latest tweet storm, this one aimed at Mika Brzezinski, of Morning Joe fame. As is usually the case, it’s a challenge just trying to figure out where to begin. Seth Meyers introduced a new segment on his Late Night Show entitled, “I Can’t.”  Trying to think... Read more »

One Gun, Two Seconds, Three Men Dead

One Gun, Two Seconds, Three Men Dead
From a written manuscript found in a seedy bar in Moscow, Iowa: The first time I ever fired a handgun, three men died. Technically, it was the first, second and third times I fired a handgun, but that’s how these things go. Every bullet has the potential to write its own tale of tragedy, grief... Read more »

It's Easy to Forget How Cool it is to Have Air Conditioning

It's Easy to Forget How Cool it is to Have Air Conditioning
Sunday’s 90 degree temperature-the hottest day of the year so far, here in Chicago-underscored something that we have come to take for granted. Air conditioning. A/C. The cool breeze. Some of you may have no recollection of living without it, but we did. It wasn’t pretty, but we did what nature intended us to do... Read more »
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