Is playing video games instead of writing procrastinating?

Is playing video games instead of writing procrastinating?
It’s the last Wednesday of the month so it’s time for another episode of ChicagoNow’s Blogapalooz-Hour. Here’s how it works. We get a topic and we have an hour to write a post about that topic. It’s not mandatory to play so sometimes I do and sometimes not. Tonight’s topic is “Write about what, why and how... Read more »

My Dermatologist wants to hook me up

My Dermatologist wants to hook me up
My dermatologist pissed me off. Bad! I had some bumps on my forehead. He checked them out and said they were pre-cancerous. I asked him when does it become cancerous. He said, when it does. Smart ass. But that’s not what pissed me off. He said to make an appointment to have them burned off. So... Read more »

The Influence of Chuck Berry

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All the Beatles loved Chuck Berry. John Lennon said if you were going to give Rock and Roll a different name you'd call it Chuck Berry. Here they sing "Rock and Roll Music".
Legendary music pioneer Chuck Berry died yesterday at age 90. One way to tell and artist’ influence is by the number of his songs recorded by other great musicians. There are hundreds of Berry tunes covered by musicians in all genres of music. Here’s a look at some of them: Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, Jagger, Richards,... Read more »
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Chuck Berry's Greatest Hits

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10. Nadine. This version features Keith Richards.
“If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry.” Chuck Berry died today at age 90. To call him a legendary figure in the history of music would be an understatement. On almost every list of Rock and Roll’s greatest’s, you’ll find Chuck Berry. He’s also received the... Read more »

It's stressful being well informed

It's stressful being well informed
Meals on Wheels, PBS, Russia Yesterday I visited my Gastroenterologist. I’ve been seeing her regularly for about a year. We’re so tight that she and her receptionist make fun of me if I go more than a month without seeing them. But I have a new problem now. Acid Reflux! Yep…burning going down and burning coming... Read more »

Ravinia Festival 2017: Summer is almost here

The temperature is 20 degrees. There’s snow on the ground. But today is a sign that Summer is right around the corner because Ravinia has released their 2017 schedule. The Ravinia Festival, in north suburban Highland Park, has featured outdoor musical acts for more than one hundred years. The concerts feature all genres of music.... Read more »
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How can you tell when Donald Trump and his people are lying?

How can you tell when Donald Trump and his people are lying?
This morning I opened my refrigerator to get some juice. The light started flickering. No biggie…just change the light bulb, right? Then I put something in the microwave. 5, 4, 3…It started beeping. That’s how it works, right? But…… I started thinking. Maybe I’m being spied on by the government? It could happen. That’s what... Read more »

Sometimes it's tough to be a nice guy

Sometimes it's tough to be a nice guy
It’s a nice thing to do deeds that help people. It makes you feel good and there’s nothing wrong with that. Once you get past the not totally selfless guilt feeling, you can be all in. It’s win/win type of thing. I like to give cash to people living on the street. Not all the... Read more »

Caleb Swanigan: From homelessness to Big Ten Player of the Year

Caleb Swanigan: From homelessness to Big Ten Player of the Year
The Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament starts today in Washington D.C. The favorite is Purdue, who won the regular season title. They are led by their All-American Forward, Caleb Swanigan. His is truly a rags to riches story that no one would have dreamed possible ten years ago. Swanigan, a 19 year old Sophomore, had a... Read more »
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Politicians plans for helping solve homelessness in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago

Politicians plans for helping solve homelessness in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago
The bigger the city, the bigger the problem of homelessness is. In Los Angles, there are over 82,000 homeless people on any given night. In New York City, the number is around 60,000. Chicago’s number is about 48,000. What are politicians doing to try to solve this problem and get people off the street. In... Read more »
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    My so called friends think it's time to edit this section. After four years, they may be right, but don't tell them that. I'll deny it until they die! I can't believe I've been writing this blog for four years. It started as a health/wellness thing and over the years has morphed to include so many things that I don't know how to describe it anymore. I really thought this was going to be the final year of the blog but then Donald Trump came along. It looks like we're good for four more years..God help us all! Oh yeah...the biographical stuff. I'm not 60 anymore. The rest you can read about in the blog.

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