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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 »

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 »

LeBron James: 5 Reasons "Decision 2.0" Is The Right One

LeBron James: 5 Reasons "Decision 2.0" Is The Right One
Lebron James is headed back to Cleveland. King James made the announcement in Sports Illustrated after opting out of his contract with the Miami Heat, a team he led to two NBA championships in four years. Despite healthy skepticism towards any celebrities’ words I believe LeBron is sincere in his desire to move back home if for... Read more »
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Seinfeld Turns 25: Self-Absorption Is Timeless

Seinfeld Turns 25: Self-Absorption Is Timeless
This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of Seinfeld’s premiere. While much has changed in my life since 1989, Seinfeld is still one of my favorite television shows. I have watched each episode at least 50 times through the years, to the point where I can look at a single scene and remember the entire script... Read more »

My "Love Letter" To Water

My "Love Letter" To Water
Throughout my life the most relaxing moments have come with water. I have always loved being by or in water whether on a beach, a pier, a boat or trail. I love the seasonal aspects of water and sense of fresh renewal from experiencing it. To fish a lake for hours on end, with ears... Read more »

3 Reasons I Love Hardware Stores

3 Reasons I Love Hardware Stores
My Dad, an architect, can fix anything. I have trouble pounding a nail. As a child I made weekly trips with him to Harold’s Hardware in Evanston. I remember walking into the store and being amazed at the boxes three and four deep, items hanging from the ceiling, walls and pillars. I love how you can visit... Read more »
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Four Hours In Line For Hot Doug's? No Thanks.

Four Hours In Line For Hot Doug's? No Thanks.
Would you stand in line four hours for a hot dog? Sun Times columnist Neil Steinberg wrote about his looong wait at Hot Doug’s, the iconic Chicago hot dog stand set to close later this year. Now as much as I love me some red hots, Chicago style (beef dogs on poppy seed with no... Read more »

Northwestern Football Union: Should Athletes Reject The Label?

Northwestern Football Union: Should Athletes Reject The Label?
If labor unions exist to protect workers rights shouldn’t they protect all workers? That was my prevailing thought last week as I watched the Northwestern University baseball team take on Iowa on a recent spring afternoon. Former Nothwestern quarterback Kain Colter is leading the effort behind a “blockbuster” decision in which the NLRB ruled that Northwestern... Read more »

Springtime Is the Season To Say "Look What I Found!"

Springtime Is the Season To Say "Look What I Found!"
I enjoyed reading Mary Schmich’s latest column What Winter Takes, Spring Often Returns where she asks Chicagoans for stories about items found after the snow melts. Readers tell tales about high heels, scissors and pants lost from the dry cleaners. Its been a rough winter in Chicago but spring is here, I think.  One reader said, ”The... Read more »
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Kentucky Recruits: John Calipari Goes "One-and-Done"

Kentucky Recruits: John Calipari Goes "One-and-Done"
The college basketball world turns to Chicago’s United Center Tuesday night for ESPN’s Champions Classic where Kentucky plays Michigan State, followed by Kansas against Duke. It should be a night for quality basketball, though not free of controversy. Once again, Kentucky head coach John Calipari brings a boatload of freshman talent, most of whom don’t figure to stick... Read more »