Archive for November 2018

Black Friday & Public Storage

Black Friday & Public Storage
Black Friday is ending,  a day created by marketing people to separate you from your money, but it is a day to celebrate for one group of people. There were lots of deals out there, both online and in bricks and mortar stores. Buy it now before it’s too late.  Buy one and get two.... Read more »

Burned but not broken: Chicago rebuilds after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871

Burned but not broken: Chicago rebuilds after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871
It is November 18, 1871, and Chicago and its population are in still in shock. Their city is gone. Rebuilding and aid have been on the way to Chicago’s distressed citizens, both from homegrown efforts, lead by the Chicago Relief and Aid Society and from generous donations from other US cities and even from overseas.... Read more »

City of Chicago Destroys Town of Singapore --- Aftermath of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871

It is November 15, 1871 and you are one of the lucky ones who survived the horror of the Chicago Fire that destroyed two-thirds of the city.  Your wooden shanty on the south-side was vaporized by the firestorm or your pleasant north-side home was reduced to ashes once the fire jumped the north branch of... Read more »
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As President of the United States, I should be able to drink any beer I want

Trigger warning to lefties: I am NOT the president. This is a recap of the dream I had last night.  Keep calm.  You can leave your safe space. In my dream (nightmare?): I am newly elected as POTUS,  though I don’t recall even campaigning, and am sitting around a table at a pub with some... Read more »