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Meet Dr. Abraham Low: Long Dead, He Can Still Save Your Life

Meet Dr. Abraham Low: Long Dead, He Can Still Save Your Life
Feeling stressed?  Does your heart race?  Stomach ache?  Have unexplained muscle stiffness?  Bad back?  Fibromyalgia?  Chronic Fatigue?  Restless legs?  Migraines? Abraham Low, MD,  could save a lot of people, if only more people kept an open mind. Though Dr. Low, a native of Poland, was born in 1891 and died in 1954, his work goes... Read more »

Defending the Bozo?

Defending the Bozo?
In a recent post I mentioned that I thought clowns and their distant cousin, Santa Claus, were creepy. This observation was met with some criticism from one of my two loyal readers, Carolyn.  All clowns were not bad, she said.  Yes.  A dead clown is not deadly and therefore not bad. Even before the killer... Read more »

A Killer Valentine's Day in Chicago...

A Killer Valentine's Day in Chicago...
Most people get chocolates or flowers or even gift cards for Valentine’s Day. On February 14, 1929, seven men got bullets.  Lots of them, delivered by Tommy Guns.  This is Chicago’s contribution to the day of love. Alphonse Gaberiel Capone was fingered as the most likely suspect, but the original Scareface was in Florida at... Read more »
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Chicago Was Once the Most Integrated City -- Just ask its Founder

Chicago Was Once the Most Integrated City -- Just ask its Founder
Who “founded” Chicago? Mayor Daley the First Al Capone Oprah John Du Sable Don’t spend too much time on the quiz.  I tricked it up a bit.  This quiz does not include the Native Americans.  Notice I used quotes around founded, okay? Those who picked the last name picked right, though I did anglice his... Read more »
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