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Do you use ear protection at concerts?

Do you use ear protection at concerts?
On June 25th, I was at the Roger Daltrey rock concert at the Ravinia Festival in the north burbs of Chicago. Near the halfway point of the concert, I leaned over and asked the person I was with “Is it really loud in here?” When the show was over, my ears ached and I had... Read more »

I hope my "friend" is still alive

I hope my "friend" is still alive
Today is May 31st. It’s the final day of the month. That makes it the final day of Melanoma Awareness Month. Thirty-one days of raising money and awareness to try to beat this hideous disease. In Chicago, it’s followed by the local yearly “Miles For Melanoma” charity walk. This happens on Saturday, June 2nd. In... Read more »

What do you call someone who leaves nasty comments on your blog?

What do you call someone who leaves nasty comments on your blog?
Did you know that I’m a Communist? I didn’t either….until one of the people who reads my blog let me know. You can’t have thin skin if you’re a writer. Not everyone is going to like everything you write. Not everyone is going to agree with your opinions. You have to be able to handle... Read more »
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I'd like to have brunch with my mom on Mother's Day

I'd like to have brunch with my mom on Mother's Day
“We should not be wallowing in hate. We should be wallowing in a beautiful brunch of Belgian waffles and berries. And sausages of both link and patty.” Happy Mother’s Day! It’s a day to honor Mom. It’s also a day about food. Restaurants will be jammed pack with people celebrating their mothers. As Robert Barone,... Read more »

Five years at ChicagoNow: And they said it would never last

The day is May 11, 2013. Five years ago today. It was a day that will live in infamy. That was the day my words first showed up in this forum. Yep…today is my fifth anniversary at ChicagoNow. Hey look…here’s my cake. There’s enough for all of you. You all like chocolate? And here’s a... Read more »

The week in review: The Stormy Seattle edition

The week in review: The Stormy Seattle edition
I’m on a quest to visit all fifty states. It’s a bucket list thing. The magic number going into this year was ten. A friend has been working a temp gig in Seattle. Cheap airfare and free lodging made this trip a no-brainer. Off to Washington state for the first time. Nine states to go!... Read more »
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Adios 2017: You Won't Be Missed

Adios 2017: You Won't Be Missed
We’re winding down on 2017. Two days left before we get a new year. We get a fresh start. THANK GOD!!! Let’s face it, 2017 sucked. To say it was stressful would be an understatement. Describing most of the stress and suckage would take only two words. DONALD TRUMP!!! When he was elected in November... Read more »

Did you keep your resolutions in 2017?

Did you keep your resolutions in 2017?
We’re down to the last ten days of 2017. It’s that time where we reflect on the past year and look forward to the new upcoming one. Everyone makes resolutions. You may not write them down but in your head you have some ideas about what you want to accomplish during the year. I made... Read more »

It's the end of an era at ChicagoNow

It's the end of an era at ChicagoNow
December 10th. Just three weeks left in 2017. Another year has come and gone. When we get this close to the end, you see a lot of pieces that recap the year and look forward to the following one. Newspaper columnists, magazines and yes bloggers….we all do it. But I’ll go one better. I can... Read more »
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Giving Tuesday is over: What are you doing now to help?

Giving Tuesday is over: What are you doing now to help?
Another Giving Tuesday has come and gone. It started five years ago as a response to the commercialism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s an opportunity for people to forget about themselves and help others for the holiday season. Giving Tuesday is a wonderful idea and very successful. Among the organizations I saw people donating... 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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