I visited Elvis Presley and Graceland so you didn't have to go

Welcome to Graceland. This is the sign you see when you first arrive in their parking lot. Sorry for cutting off the W.
I admit I’m not the biggest Elvis Presley fan. Of course, I acknowledge his greatness and what he meant to the world of rock and roll music, but if you asked me where I’d rank Elvis on my list of favorite musicians, he’d be far down my list. Last weekend I found myself in Memphis,... Read more »

I'm going to Graceland

I'm going to Graceland
I’m going to Graceland,Graceland. Memphis,Tennessee. I’m going to Graceland. Poor boys and pilgrims with families. And we’re going to Graceland. Have you ever gone somewhere that you know is going to be cheesy, but you go anyways? I just did that last Friday. I went to Graceland. It was a weekend in Memphis. My niece... Read more »

I'll always be conflicted about Golf, The Masters, Augusta National and Tiger Woods

I'll always be conflicted about Golf, The Masters, Augusta National and Tiger Woods
The year was 1965. I was thirteen years old and in junior high. I spent my summer making the big bucks by being a caddie. By big bucks, I mean four dollars for carrying a heavy bag for eighteen holes in the hot sun. Since it takes about four hours to play a round of... Read more »
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Taxes, cancer, a play and gratitude

Taxes, cancer, a play and gratitude
April 15, 197something. Tax day! I’m old school or maybe just old? I go back to the days before Al Gore invented the internet. You had to have your tax returns postmarked on this day OR ELSE! Scary AF! I remember driving downtown to the main Chicago post office. The cars would get in a queue. You... Read more »

Volunteer of the year

Volunteer of the year
Tonight is the third annual edition of The Homeless Monologues, at the Goodman Theater, in Chicago. This story shows how with a little help, you can overcome a terrible situation and come away with enough gratitude that you want to help others avoid what you went through. This is my trophy. Look at how shiny... Read more »

Parkinson's Disease and sleep dysfunction: How do you sleep?

Parkinson's Disease and sleep dysfunction: How do you sleep?
I’m so tired, I haven’t slept a wink I’m so tired, my mind is on the blink I wonder should I get up and fix myself a drink No, no, no It’s time to go to sleep. You get in your bed. Get cozy under your blankets. You close your eyes and…. YOU’RE BRAIN TURNS... Read more »
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Celebrities living their life with with Parkinson's Disease

Alan Alda may be the new face of Parkinson's. He was diagnosed in 2015 and made it public last year. The former MASH star is as active as ever. He writes, acts and has a podcast. Alda is proof that Parkinson's doesn't end your life.
April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. It’s thirty days to spread the word about the disease that affects more than ten million people worldwide. That’s 10,000,000 people! Parkinson’s doesn’t play favorites. The age range goes from early-onset cases in their twenties to senior citizens in their eighties-nineties. A Parkinson’s patient could be one of your... Read more »

I hope my story will have a happy ending

I hope my story will have a happy ending
Most of the pieces I’ve written on homelessness have been about success stories. People overcoming their circumstances and escaping homelessness. They’ve made a better life for themselves. Everyone doesn’t get there. Here’s a story from the upcoming play, “The Homeless Monologues”, that is still in progress.  There are a lot of homeless stories of recovery, hope... Read more »

I may be a hypochondriac

I may be a hypochondriac
sleepiness, dizziness,nausea skin rash, headache, diarrhea constipation, upset stomach, dry mouth changes in appetite, impotence, decreased sex drive dry mouth,weight loss DEATH Have you seen those commercials for medications? You’ve noticed that the list of possible side effects last longer than the benefit from the drug? Then, do you go through them and say to yourself “yes, I have that…and that…and that.”... Read more »
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Did Toni Preckwinkle take campaigning lessons from Hillary Clinton?

Did Toni Preckwinkle take campaigning lessons from Hillary Clinton?
We have a new Mayor-elect in Chicago. For the first time, voters in the city have elected an African-American woman. Surprisingly, no shockingly, it’s not the African-American woman you would have been sure would have won just six months ago. Like her or hate her, Toni Preckwinkle was the most qualified candidate to become the... Read more »
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