Archive for February 2019

Sevendust At The House of Blues Chicago

Sevendust At The House of Blues Chicago
I love Sevendust. Allow me to say again… I…..LOVE….SEVENDUST. Now, I know I could be talking about elections, or runoffs, but at this moment I’d much rather talk about good music and nostalgia, and that’s exactly what I got in spades on Tuesday night when I went to see Sevendust at the House of Blues headlining a... Read more »

Jussie Smollett and The Cult of Celebrity

Jussie Smollett and The Cult of Celebrity
cult of celebrity noun phrase Definition of cult of celebrity : the tendency of people to care too much about famous people. He criticizes the way journalists promote the cult of celebrity in modern America. Unless you’ve been hiding under a very sizeable rock the last few weeks, and especially today, you’re familiar with the ongoing saga of Jussie... Read more »

The NFL Needs To Fix Their Priorities

The NFL Needs To Fix Their Priorities
I’m not a football fan.  I’m most certainly not an NFL fan.  My biggest exposure to the organization, short of working 1 season at Soldier Field on the security team, was the ongoing news and commentary of the situation of Colin Kaepernick, a situation that loomed much larger than simply football. Outside of that, the... Read more »
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Let's Talk About Valentine's Day!

Let's Talk About Valentine's Day!
Back when I was teaching in a public school classroom, I would often try to offer my students historic perspective on holidays, both official and unofficial.  Valentine’s was one of those days.  If you’ve ever spent time around high schoolers, you know that Valentine’s Day can sometimes be a big deal. Hell, I remember taking... Read more »

Gillette and the Kind of Men We Want To Be in 2019

Gillette and the Kind of Men We Want To Be in 2019
Life is about evolution in my humble opinion.  Nothing in life remains static.  We, and the world around us is constantly changing.  At this juncture, it feels like those changes are so rapid, and sometimes people bristle in the wake of rapid change. The Gillette “Toxic Masculinity” ad took some of these changes head-on. I,... Read more »