Archive for 2018

Songs for my daughter Amy on her birthday

Songs for my daughter Amy on her birthday
It was twenty-eight years ago today that my daughter Amy made her way into the world. I’ll never forget holding her for the first time, putting my finger in her tiny hand and she grabbed it tight. A bonding forever moment. For the last decade or so, on her birthday, I’ve been playing different songs with... Read more »

The stress of throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley Field

The stress of throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley Field
When I last left you, it was the Friday before the big event. Two days until I tossed out the first pitch before the Cubs-Reds game. No big deal, right? WRONG!!! A very big deal…OY!!! It’s not just the toss from the mound, although there’s some of that; it’s all the things leading up to that... Read more »

The week in review: The hurricane edition

The week in review: The hurricane edition
Is it me or does each week get stranger than the last? Phew! I knew it wasn’t me. Let’s take a look at a lot of water plus, as usual, more stranger than strange events. That’s all I got. Told you it was stranger than strange. Enjoy your week! Type your email address in the... Read more »
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Can I throw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field without embarrassing myself?

Can I throw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field without embarrassing myself?
Homelessness is about to pay off….big time!! Here’s the basics: Lincoln Park Community Services, Comcast and the Chicago Cubs are hooking up. They’re doing some promotions together and raising some cash/awareness…always a good thing. It started last Monday when Cubs catcher Willson Contreras and some other volunteers stopped by the shelter to make lunch. About... Read more »

Serena Williams has only one person to blame for her U.S. Open loss

Serena Williams has only one person to blame for her U.S. Open loss
By now, we all know what happened in New York on Saturday. Serena Williams was defeated in the final by Naomi Osaka. But it wasn’t the loss, although that was surprising, that made the headlines. Quick recap: Naomi wins the first set in dominating fashion. She’s leading in the second when Serena blows up. Three... Read more »

Jethro Tull and Yes at Ravinia: A week of fifty year old progressive rock

Jethro Tull and Yes at Ravinia: A week of fifty year old progressive rock
The summer concert season is coming to an end. We’re down to the last two weeks of the Ravinia Festival in suburban Highland Park. This was the week of fifty’s at Ravinia. It started with Jethro Tull bringing their fiftieth anniversary tour to the north burbs. It ended with Yes bringing their fiftieth anniversary tour... Read more »
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The week in review: Summer is over

How big a baby do you have to be to sit with your arms folded like this? You don't need a body language expert to figure this one out!
Goodbye to August. Hello September. Summer is ending. Fall is right around the corner. Let’s take a look at some of the craziness that ended August: That’s it for another week. Enjoy the three day weekend. Hey Matt Kaminski, do you have any Labor Day songs? HA!! Related Post: Seven songs for Labor Day

What's the best thing to do in Chicago in the fall?

What's the best thing to do in Chicago in the fall?
It’s the last Wednesday of the month. Eight PM. That means it’s time for another version of ChicagoNow’s Blogapalooz hour. Here’s the rules: You get a topic. You have an hour to write about the topic. It’s that simple. Tonight’s topic: see the title of this post HA! Fall is one of my favorite seasons... Read more »

The fragile ego of Donald Trump

The fragile ego of Donald Trump
Have you ever Googled yourself? I’m guessing most of us have. It’s interesting to see what comes up…if anything. For those of us with common names it can be a little disconcerting. I used to be at the bottom of the first page. Having a blog that publishes something a couple times a week gave... Read more »
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John McCain vs Donald Trump: Their quotes show who is the real American hero

John McCain vs Donald Trump: Their quotes show who is the real American hero
John McCain died on Saturday. We’ve seen tributes from both Republican and Democratic politicians, reporters from all the major networks and newspapers, and even ordinary citizens who didn’t agree with many of his policies and views. The one person missing from this list is the current president of the United States. Yes, he tweeted out some... Read more »
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