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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 »

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 »

It's the end of another year at ChicagoNow and I'm still standing

It's the end of another year at ChicagoNow and I'm still standing
Christmas Eve. Just a few days left in 2018. You’ll see a lot of recaps of the year in different forums. It’s no different around this place. Here’s mine. This is the end of my sixth calendar year at ChicagoNow. When I started in 2013, the idea was to see if I could put together... Read more »
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Not the Jeremiah was a bullfrog Joy To The World!
Season’s Greetings! Christmas is just eleven days away. ELEVEN, PEOPLE!!! So if you’re not ready, get ready soon!! By now, folks have decked out their houses. One of the most festive areas for decorations in Chicago is the Sauganash neighborhood, on the cities far northwest side. We took a road trip on Saturday night and... Read more »

It's Not Easy Being Jewish In 2015

 I’m Jewish I’m part of a community. I’m not religious, I’m more spiritual and cultural. But there’s no question about it…I’m a Jew. I’m proud of it and it’s not easy. Let’s face it, being Jewish has never been easy. You can go back thousands of years…since the beginning of time. But now it’s 2015.... Read more »

Happy Birthday Israel: Being Jewish and Worldwide Antisemitism

 I’ve been spending a lot of time recently examining my beliefs and spirituality. There are plenty of reasons for this. I’m getting older. The end is much closer than the beginning. But this wouldn’t be anything new. I could have said the same thing at age 45. I also now have a chronic ailment. Lot’s... Read more »
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On the National Day of Writing, this is #WhyIWrite

On the National Day of Writing, this is #WhyIWrite
Happy National Day of Writing. It’s a day to celebrate words and the people who put them together. If you peruse social media, you’ll see this. #WhyIWrite. We all have our reasons for #WhyIWrite. Here are some of mine. We all need a creative outlet. We need a way to express ourselves. I can’t paint or draw…I’ve... Read more »

Treasure Island is closed: Were things really better in the good old days?

Treasure Island is closed: Were things really better in the good old days?
It was the mid-1970’s. I was looking for my first post-college apartment. I found on a place in what is now known as the Lakeview area of Chicago. 3510 N. Pine Grove. Ten minutes from the lake. Ten minutes from Wrigley Field. Most importantly it was cheap. Ninety-Five dollars a month. Wow…those were the good... Read more »

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 »
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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 »
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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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