Archive for December 2012

5 Things You Will Have To Do Because The World Didn't End

I woke up this morning and not only didn’t the Great Blizzard miss most of Chicago, but the world did not end. Therefore, we will all have to:   Buy Christmas Presents Obey the Winter Parking Ban Suffer through the New Year Eve countdown shows for 2013 Slip over a Fiscal Cliff, which is a... Read more »

University of Chicago to Tear Down Reagan's Home in Hyde Park

University of Chicago to Tear Down Reagan's Home in Hyde Park
Many people know that President Reagan was born Illinois and lived here while growing up. Few know that Reagan lived in Chicago. Most think of his downstate homes, his birth home in Tampico and his childhood home in Dixon, Illinois. Few are aware that Reagan lived only a few short blocks from the home of... Read more »

"Sins" and the Atheist

"Sins" and the Atheist
There are sins and there are crimes. The basics of law in the United States and most of the Western World are based upon the Judeo-Christian tenets of faith. You know them; they were codified by a Jew who came down from the mountain, after talking to the Almighty, only to find that his followers... Read more »
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Old Signs of Chicago, December 01 2012

Old Signs of Chicago, December 01 2012
Lettering in the window boasted it was in business since 1945 or 1946, forget exactly. It’s a doughnuts toss away from Chicago Police headquarters — or was. Still around and in biz, with a new, fancy sign somewhere? Here’s where it was.        

Are Chicagoans Friendly?

Are Chicagoans Friendly?
How do you react when somebody, a stranger, tries to strike up a conversation with you? Suppose you are standing at the bus stop, or eating lunch or having a drink at a watering hole? Do you automatically think, “What’s the scam”, or “This guy ain’t going to get to first base with me”? Why... Read more »