Archive for December 2015

Blogapalooz-Hour 2015: The Late Edition

Blogapalooz-Hour 2015: The Late Edition
11:38pm – Greetings friends!  Welcome to my addition to Blogapalooz-Hour 2015.  For you tried and true ChicagoNow readers, you’re undoubtedly familiar with Blogapalooz-hour.  For the new and uninitiated, allow me to shed some light. Blogapalooz-hour is a challenge in which a topic is emailed to the blogger at 9pm. I then have 1 hour to... Read more »

Tamir Rice - A Sad Case That Deserves Some Real Talk

Tamir Rice - A Sad Case That Deserves Some Real Talk
                  So, before I get to the nitty gritty of this discussion, allow me to offer a few tidbits of full disclosure: I spent 9 years in the military, including a deployment to Afghanistan.  I received my Combat Action Badge (CAB), which means I did come into... Read more »

The Intersection of Nostalgia and Desire

The Intersection of Nostalgia and Desire
So allow me to start by saying Merry Christmas!  Well, Christmas isn’t actually for another 3 hours…but by the time you read this, we’ll be well in the throes of Christmas. I don’t really celebrate Christmas, but I do enjoy the mood of the season…well, kind of.  I hate the commercialism of the season..but I... Read more »
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A Little Light Goes a Long Way

A Little Light Goes a Long Way
So this morning, I wandered into a Thornton’s gas station, specifically the one in Blue Island on Western Ave.  I love that gas station.  They have great donuts, and their cappuccino machine actually tastes good…in direct comparison to the BP gas station on 123rd and Cicero in Alsip.  Their cappuccino machine waters down the drinks,... Read more »

Jury Duty Is A Real Life Hunger Game

Jury Duty Is A Real Life Hunger Game
I recently had the pleasure of being called upon by my city to engage in the civic duty of jury duty. More than likely, if you’re reading this, you’ve also had the (dis)pleasure of engaging in this rite of passage.  You take a day off work, to be at one of the facilities around the... Read more »

Welcome to Reflections of a Chicago Life!

Welcome to Reflections of a Chicago Life!
              Hello Everyone!  Welcome to Reflections of a Chicago Life, my new corner of the internet, courtesy of the fabulous community here at ChicagoNow.  Let me start by letting you know that this blog IS ABOUT EVERYTHING!!!   I’ve been a blogger for a few years now, on various platforms.... Read more »
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