Is there anything more icky than having sex with a used condom?

Is there anything more icky than having sex with a used condom?
It was 2013. The Lakeview area of Chicago. I walked into my new primary physician’s office for the first time. I’m at the front desk to check in before my appointment. There’s a big plastic bowl on the counter. Cool…they have candy. I reach in hoping for a Butterfinger or maybe a Milky Way. Hmmm…that... Read more »

Have you decided who you are voting for in Chicago's Mayoral election?

Have you decided who you are voting for in Chicago's Mayoral election?
The election for Chicago’s next Mayor is less than a week away. After eight long years, we are finally done with Rahm. There are fourteen candidates running to lead the city. According to the latest Telemundo Chicago/NBC 5 poll, here are the leaders: Toni Preckwinkle-14 percent Bill Daley-13 percent Susana Mendoza-12 percent Lori Lightfoot-10 percent... Read more »

I bought fake tickets to the Elton John concert

I bought fake tickets to the Elton John concert
It’s the final Elton John tour. At least, that’s what he says. I tend to be a little skeptical about these things. Cynic, yeah, that’s me. But, what if it really is his last round-up? Wouldn’t you want to be there, if it was possible? Of course you would. His final two local shows were... Read more »
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Elton John and his outrageous costumes

Nice glasses. The feathers at the shoulders are a nice touch.
Elton John is on the final tour of his career. It’s going to last three years, so don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of chances to see him one last time. This weekend were supposedly his final shows in the Chicago area. His outfits were low key compared to what he used to wear on the... Read more »

Elton John at Rosemont: The farewell tour that never ends

Elton John at Rosemont: The farewell tour that never ends
This is the tour that never ends. It just goes on and on my friends. Do you remember that old children’s song from Shari Lewis and her puppet Lamb Chop? The words just keep repeating over and over and over…and over! That’s the final tour for music legend Elton John. E. J. is calling an end... Read more »

Surviving Melanoma for 1,461 days

Surviving Melanoma for 1,461 days
The date was February 14, 2015. Valentine’s Day. I was drying off after a morning shower. I noticed this new mole on my upper back. It looked exactly like the one in the above picture. I immediately knew what it was. Melanoma. The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship defines being a survivor as anyone who has been... Read more »
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The Chicago Cubs don't make it easy to be a fan

The Chicago Cubs don't make it easy to be a fan
I have a simple philosophy. I keep my political leanings and my entertainment choices separate. It’s cleaner that way. Everyone should do this. If you don’t, liberals would never be able to watch golf. Conservatives only music choices would be listening to Ted Nugent and Kid Rock. Their television would be tuned in to “Charles... Read more »

The Grammys 2019: Three hours of a generation gap

The Grammys 2019: Three hours of a generation gap
Camila Cabello, Janelle Monae, Maren Morris, Post Malone, Cardi B, Dan + Shay and H.E.R The 2019 Grammy Awards was last night. The names above were among the artists that CBS advertised as being performers or presenters. I couldn’t tell you a single song from any of them. The only one I’d heard of was Cardi... Read more »

Remembering Frank Robinson: Childhood memories are the best

Remembering Frank Robinson: Childhood memories are the best
My brain works in a mysterious way. Yeah, I know that those of you who read this blog regularly are thinking, no kidding. That’s not what I’m talking about here. It’s more about how I process memories. Long term remembrances are no problem. I can tell you about events that happened fifty years ago in great... Read more »
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Linda Ronstadt: Not quite ready to say goodbye

Linda Ronstadt: Not quite ready to say goodbye
“I’m afraid of suffering, but I’m not afraid of dying.” Linda Ronstadt first noticed changes to her voice in 2000. By the time of her last performance in 2009, she said she was yelling, not singing. Four years later, Ronstadt revealed she had Parkinson’s Disease. It’s affected her vocal chords which makes it impossible for... Read more »
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