Tag: life

My thoughts on turning a quarter of a century old today

My thoughts on turning a quarter of a century old today
Why is it that whenever I tell someone I’m turning twenty-five they threaten to throw me out of the window? I do realize, as the majority of the people I work with are middle-aged and over, that they might take offense to the relatively few years I’ve festered on this mortal sphere. Yet, as I... Read more »

Hello, my name is Steven and I'm fearlessly addicted to Italian Beef (ChicagoNow's Evening Blogapalooz-Hour: Volume XXXIV)

Hello, my name is Steven and I'm fearlessly addicted to Italian Beef (ChicagoNow's Evening Blogapalooz-Hour: Volume XXXIV)
How many of us lucky Chicagoans have been able to pull up to a Portillo’s or Al’s on any given day and sink our teeth into the glorious creation that is an Italian Beef? That exquisite combination of roast beef stewed in its own juices and excretions for hours, sliced until its paper thin, and served... Read more »

The Roller Coaster of Life: Keep Your Hands and Legs Inside!

The Roller Coaster of Life: Keep Your Hands and Legs Inside!
From time to time, I’m struck by the ups and downs of the average life. Ecstatic happiness is followed by crippling defeat and sadness. People mix together, some positive some negative, and every one of the has an effect on the people around them. Their tunes mix like music around me, and I hear the... Read more »
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"Open a New Window Every Day!": A Musical Theater Musing

"Open a New Window Every Day!": A Musical Theater Musing
“Open a new window, Open a new door, Travel a new highway, That’s never been tried before…” Those are the opening lines of “Open a New Window,” a song from Jerry Herman’s iconic musical Mame, starring Angela Lansbury and Bea Arthur. The musical chronicles the adventures of Mame Dennis, a socialite and trend-follower, and her... Read more »