Archive for August 2015

Serious Questions For Those Who Oppose Gun Laws

In the wake of the latest example of America’s ridiculous and indefensible gun culture, a few questions for those who perpetuate this idiocy: If an armed society is a polite society, then do you agree that the problem in Chicago is that there just aren’t enough guns? In which of two fantasy worlds—one where everyone... Read more »

A Few Thoughts About Sleep

Sleep has to be the most important thing in our lives that we understand the least amount. How does it restore our energy and our bodies? Why do we lose track of time when we’re doing it? Why do we so often hate when it begins and when it ends? I have the typical love-hate... Read more »

When Did Ketchup Defeat Catsup?

It’s very rare that debates are settled. We can go on for decades arguing whether Mary Ann or Ginger is hotter, or Batman or Superman is cooler, or if Donald Trump or Ted Cruz is a bigger idiot. And don’t even get me started on the Less Filling vs. Tastes Great debate. Our penchant for... Read more »

My Summer of Ice Cream Cones

I probably don’t know you. And even if I do know you, chances are I haven’t been with you every second this summer. Even so, I think it’s safe to say that I’ve eaten more ice cream than you this summer. Don’t believe me? Well I’ve got eleven pounds gained since May 31 that support... Read more »

Home Field Advantage is Good in Sports and in Life

For those whom the phrase “Things to Do” just isn’t sufficient, the term Bucket List has been invented. A bucket list is just a list of cool things someone wants to do before they die. The Chicago Tribune recently ran a feature about sports bucket lists. They divided the feature into three parts: Places to... Read more »

Sometimes Just Being Summer is Good Enough

Tomorrow’s the first day of school around here. If you think that’s early, consider that the last day of school was May 22. That’s eighty days ago. And unfortunately, the older we get, the faster those eighty days pass. As I tucked my three youngest kids into bed tonight, I asked each of them about... Read more »