Tag: parenting

An open letter to all babies: Why do you keep looking at me?

An open letter to all babies: Why do you keep looking at me?
Have you ever experienced that sensation that you’re constantly being watched? I don’t mean in a “Jason Voorhees” is stalking me kind of way, nor even a “is that guy looking at my ass” way. I mean that feeling when an all-seeing, all-knowing being has commanded his foot-soldiers to constantly stare at you when you... 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 »

Nazi Dr. Seuss, a world full of micro-managing parents, and the divine art of the open mind

Nazi Dr. Seuss, a world full of micro-managing parents, and the divine art of the open mind
How often have you wandered into a bakery and searched for a subtle, beautiful cake, only to find a forest of monstrosities slathered with what looks like spackle and alien ejaculate? And they taste like a wet sponge because we’ve banned sugar because one child got hyper and Mrs. Smith can’t have little Billy going... Read more »
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