Potty-Mouthed Princesses Use Shock To Overwhelm Substance

Potty-Mouthed Princesses Use Shock To Overwhelm Substance
Should young girls be exploited to point out exploitation? That was my initial question after watching a purposely shocking ad featuring young girls dropping f-bombs in the name of feminism. The ad, “Potty-Mouthed Princesses Drop F-Bombs For Feminism” is for clothing company FCKH8 and has already been pulled from YouTube. While one could debate the... Read more »

Kansas City Royals World Series: 5 Things To Love About Their Remarkable Run

Kansas City Royals World Series: 5 Things To Love About Their Remarkable Run
The Kansas City Royals are headed to the World Series. After missing the playoffs for 29 straight seasons┬áthe Kansas City Royals have won their third American League pennant and first since 1985. It’s hard not to root for the Royals and marvel at their remarkable run. Here are 5 things to love about the this... Read more »

The 25 Year Bagel Routine

The 25 Year Bagel Routine
There’s a local bagel shop, Skokie’s New York Bagel and Bialy, that I visit on a regular basis. By regular I mean twice, maybe three times a month, often with kids in tow or on my way back from a morning drop off. They are always open and there’s always a decent line. Wasn’t it... Read more »
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Create Your Own Adventures With Young Kids

Create Your Own Adventures With Young Kids
What’s in your trunk? With four children ages 4 to 16 mine is packed. Besides the obvious items like sports gear, kleenex and wipes mine is tricked out with two miniature folding chairs and a blanket, swimsuits and goggles, a bag of toys, books and chachkies. A deck of cards in the glove compartment comes... Read more »

National Stepfamily Day - My Perspective

National Stepfamily Day - My Perspective
September 16th is National Stepfamily Day. While not a stepparent I am co-captain of a blended family. My wife Tania has been publishing a series of stepfamily perspectives on her Chicagonow blog Writing My Mind. Today I shared my own thoughts which you can read by clicking here. Thank you for reading. I would enjoy... Read more »

Crummy Jobs: Human Paper Shredder

Crummy Jobs: Human Paper Shredder
I’ve had a few crummy jobs in my life. I worked as a dishwasher in the dorm cafeteria during college, sorting dirty plates and glasses at the end of a conveyer belt. It was hot, wet and there were no windows. Dinnertime saw three times the volume of dishes as breakfast so I tried to... Read more »
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Why I'm Against Baseball Banning Chewing Tobacco

Why I'm Against Baseball Banning Chewing Tobacco
When used as directed chewing tobacco kills. The warnings are right there on the side of the tin. None of the warnings stopped former baseball stars Tony Gwynn or Curt Schilling from dipping throughout their big league careers. Tony Gwynn is considered one of baseball’s greatest hitters. In 20 seasons with the San Diego Padres... Read more »

Seeing The Other Side: Journalists As Heroes

Seeing The Other Side: Journalists As Heroes
Since 9/11 Americans continually celebrate military heroes. We are regularly treated to “welcome home” images as soldiers return to their loved ones. Firefighters and police officers are also rightly viewed as people dedicated to a cause greater than themselves. As the son of a retired Naval Commander I have always honored the sacrifices of families... Read more »

Why I Hated "The Killing" Series Finale (Spoiler Alert)

Why I Hated "The Killing" Series Finale (Spoiler Alert)
  I’m a fan of “The Killing.” I never saw the original Danish show but got caught up in the well written, smartly cast American version. After three seasons on AMC “The Killing” was canceled only to be picked up by Netfix for six final episodes. What’s great about “The Killing?” 1) The flawed main... Read more »
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I Miss My Metabolism

I Miss My Metabolism
I miss my metabolism. It’s still there, I suppose, but you wouldn’t know it. Not from the efforts I make each day to remember what I’m having for dinner before I have lunch. Back in the day I was a legend. Friends and countrymen used to gather to watch me feed my elastic, bottomless gut.... Read more »