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Trump is Awake and Now He Sexually Harassed a US Senator

At 7:03 a.m. Eastern Time, Donald Trump woke up and took up against US Senator from New York, Kirsten Gillibrand, not just responding to her call for him to resign, he sexually harassed her. He tweeted: Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging”... Read more »

If I die in a mass shooting, I don’t want your Thoughts and Prayers

It is sad to say, but after the latest incident in Las Vegas and the bloviating that is going on in the media by our elected officials, I want people to know that if I die in a mass shooting, I don’t want anyone’s thoughts and prayers. On a day when a man was able... Read more »

Major League Baseball Champagne Celebrations for Playoff Clinching are Stupid

As the Major League Baseball season marches to its conclusion, I’d like to point out to anyone associated with the MLB the fact that champagne celebrations for clinching the playoffs is stupid. I think it’s safe to say that all sports fans enjoy a good championship celebration. It can bring out smiles, hugs, laughter and... Read more »

A Crack Addict Showed Me Her Breast in a Chicago LA Fitness Parking Lot

Those of us who live and frequently drive in Chicago see many unseemly things on a daily basis, but this past Saturday evening, I was unwillingly treated to the sight of a crack addict showing me her breast in the LA Fitness parking lot at 115th and Marshfield, adjacent to I-57. Let me clear up... Read more »

The Older Dad - Baby Girls 25 Years Apart

This week, I felt the pull of the ticking clock of life as my own personal reality show, “The Older Dad,” rolled on with the new episode, “Two Baby Girls and a Daddy.” My daughter is turning 30 this week and planned a trip to celebrate her birthday in Las Vegas with a couple of... Read more »

Hey Nazis: Stop Crying, You’ve Already Been Replaced

To the Nazis and white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville chanting “You will not replace us” and “Jews will not replace us,” you’re too late. You’ve already been replaced. For quite some time I have felt a pressing need to say something from my perspective, as an observer of this national shame that is your President... Read more »

Thoughts on Death: Five-Year-Olds, J. Geils and Sean Spicer

Death is out and about every day, hovering above and behind us, but for me it impacted a few things over the past 48 hours: My 5 year-old daughter, a reminder of how good the J. Geils Band was and my hate for Sean Spicer. Unquestionably, people die all the time, but sometimes the subject... Read more »

Chicago Public Schools vs. Parochial: What's a Suburban Public School Parent to do?

In September, our 5 year old daughter will be starting kindergarten and the choices have been narrowed to two — a Chicago Public School or the neighborhood Catholic parochial school. As a former suburban parent who’s 4 older kids attended suburban public schools, I am intensely conflicted. Not only did my four kids, now ages... Read more »

Hanukkah vs. Christmas: It's No Contest

After publishing this blog post two years ago, I thought it would be appropriate to post it again seeing as how Hanukkah begins tonight, on Christmas Eve, this year. Enjoy if you will: My mother who is my source for all things Jewish would not be happy with the fact that I am comparing Hanukkah... Read more »

Dining Alone in Rome

In my early 20’s, I traveled alone through Europe, my first stop being Rome, Italy, the only stop on my 4 week trip where I spent a decent amount of money on a hotel room.  In the days before the internet, and Yelp, and Google Maps, I was left to my own devices – a marginal... Read more »