Homeless man helps Kansas City Chiefs player get to his game

Homeless man helps Kansas City Chiefs player get to his game
Last Saturday, Jeff Allen was driving on U.S. Highway 40. At the same time, Dave Cochran was driving along the same road. That’s all the two men had in common. Fate made them meet up on a snowy day in Kansas City. Allen, who is from Chicago and went to both King High School and... Read more »

Music news for the start of 2019

We open with the fourth annual residency of the Tedeschi-Trucks Band at the Chicago Theater. Four nights of jamming starts this Friday night.
The holidays are over. Life activities are back to normal. That includes the music world. Here’s a look at concerts and recorded music news that will be happening in the early part of 2019. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you... Read more »

Little Caesars has a better solution for feeding the homeless community than eating pizza out of their trash

Little Caesars has a better solution for feeding the homeless community than eating pizza out of their trash
It’s winter in Fargo, North Dakota. You’re homeless. It’s brutally cold and you’re hungry. You’re desperate for some food. Desperate times call for desperate measures. You find a Little Caesar’s pizza restaurant. You wait until the end of the night when they throw out their leftover food. You’re in the alley going through their trash... Read more »
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I'm never going back to my old school

I'm never going back to my old school
Well, I did not think the girl Could be so cruel And I’m never going back To my old school It was a Sunday afternoon in early June, 1970. Highland Park, Illinois. High school graduation day. I didn’t like high school very much. The memories are more bad than good. By graduation day, I had... Read more »

Would you work for free?

Would you work for free?
Imagine this scenario: You go to work. It’s your scheduled payday. You’re expecting a paycheck. What you get is your employer telling you he can’t pay you today. You’ll get your money sometime in the future. Keyword is sometime, because the exact date is unsure. And btw…you get to keep working at that job. Is... Read more »

Ten influential musicians who died in 2018

Aretha Frankllin died after a long battle with Pancreatic Cancer. The Queen of Soul was 76.
Each January, I like to honor the musicians who left us the previous year. Some all time greats passed on. Here they are with some of their best music: Among the other artists we lost last year were Tony Joe White, Charles Aznavour, Yvonne Staples, Dennis Edwards, Hugh Masekela, Ray Thomas, Danny Kirwin and Charles... Read more »
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Is it okay for a member of congress to call the President a Mother.....?

Is it okay for a member of congress to call the President a Mother.....?
Thursday was a big day for Congress. Lots of new members of the House of Representatives. Lots of Democrats. Lots of women. Lots of diversity. The House was starting to look like America looks in 2019…..finally! One of the new members is Rashida Tlaib. It was a busy first day for the freshman Congresswoman. She started... Read more »

Daryl Dragon, Essential Tremors and Parkinson's Disease

Daryl Dragon, Essential Tremors and Parkinson's Disease
Daryl Dragon died yesterday. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, I’m sure the above photo does. He was the Captain in pop duo, The Captain and Tenille.  Among their famous songs were “Muskrat Love”, “Do That To Me One More Time” and the number one hit/ Grammy Award winning “Love Will Keep Us Together.” The... Read more »

Is Barron Trump a paid actor?

Is Barron Trump a paid actor?
It’s Christmas at the White House. The building is decked out for the holiday. Time for the traditional seasonal photograph. The tree is lovely. Don and Melania are dressed to the nines. It’s wonderful scene. It’s a wonderful portrait. There’s only one thing missing…. WHERE’S BARRON? Supposedly, Potus and Flotus have a twelve year old... Read more »
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Welcome to 2019: This Will Be Our Year

Welcome to 2019: This Will Be Our Year
Ten Nine Eight Seven Six Five Four Three Two One HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!! Out with the old. In with the new. Goodbye 2018. Hello 2019!! The warmth of your love’s Like the warmth from the sun And this will be our year Took a long time to come Don’t let go of my hand Now... Read more »
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