Category: Another Day in The Trenches

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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The Fraternal Order of Police Endorse Ald. Burke, Resulting In The Most Chicago Headline of 2019

The Fraternal Order of Police Endorse Ald. Burke, Resulting In The Most Chicago Headline of 2019
My friend, Hilary, messaged me on Facebook 2 days ago with a message that read, “The most Chicago news headline ever!” Attached was the article, Burke campaigns, gets FOP endorsement, while facing extortion charges I don’t like using phrases like “s**t show” in mixed company, but if any situation warranted being called such, this one would... Read more »

Van Dyke Evades Justice and Crook County Strikes Again

Van Dyke Evades Justice and Crook County Strikes Again
There is no worse feeling than that in which you feel that you have no equal protection under the law. That is exactly what occurred yesterday when Jason Van Dyke, a convicted murder was sentenced to 6 years in jail, 2 mandatory. Van Dyke’s crime…killing a 17 year old kid while serving in his duty... Read more »

I'm Dreaming Of A Better Christmas

I'm Dreaming Of A Better Christmas
I don’t think that a social media presence should be scrubbed clean or saccharine sweet, devoid of all the real life issues that we face. I mean, this medium is the new norm, and it’s an extension of us. I like the idea that someday, if anyone should want to look back on my life,... Read more »
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Peach Scone Love And The South Loop

Peach Scone Love And The South Loop
I had a date last night. At least I think it was a date. Actually, I think it was supposed to be a date. If it was a date, it would be date 3 with the young lady in question. She seems good people. A live wire for sure. I find her very attractive. Her... Read more »

The 6th Annual National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence

The 6th Annual National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence
Yesterday was the 6th anniversary of the Sandy Hook Tragedy.  6 years ago, on December 14th, a 20-year-old man walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and gunned down 20 six and seven year olds, as well as 6 adults. The weakness of blogging is that sometimes it cannot convey the emotional, breadth, and levity of words. ... Read more »

It's Simply A Matter Of Acclimation

It's Simply A Matter Of Acclimation
Earlier this evening, I decided to take a walk after work.  Full disclosure, I recently started tracking my steps. Yes, I know. I used to laugh at pedometer people too.  However, I read a series of articles that said walking is healthy, or something like that, and that 10,000 steps was a healthy bar for... Read more »
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Chicago Mayoral Candidates Discuss The Great Displacement

Monday night, I had the pleasure of attending the mayoral forum “The Great Displacement: Candidate Forum on Reversing African-American Pushout and Building a Chicago for the Many,” hosted by the Chicago Teachers Union. Up to this point, I had not seen any of the previous mayoral debates or forums, so I was excited to see,... Read more »