Category: Chicago

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 »

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 »

Once Upon A Time, I Was A Musician: Part 1

Once Upon A Time, I Was A Musician: Part 1
A buddy of mine from the Army sent me a photo from a metal show the other day.   It was an Oceano/Whitechapel show.  I was super impressed that he remembered that I dig those types of bands.  More importantly, the mention of Oceano brought back some wicked memories.  Allow me to explain.  I’ve been very fortunate... Read more »
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Dear Kanye, I Voted Yesterday.

Dear Kanye, I Voted Yesterday.
Dear Kanye, I’ve never self identified as a Democrat, however I voted yesterday; A straight Democratic ticket. The Republican Party has demonstrated itself wholly unaccepting of who I am as a person, and have embraced characters I perceive as vile, and threatening to so many people I care about. I have significant people in my... Read more »

Staring Down The Barrel of Mega Millions

It’s currently 9:15pm. In 45 minutes, someone’s life will change. Forever. I’m slightly ashamed to admit that I wish to be that person. Yes, I bought a Mega Millions ticket. I bought 10 actually, but only 8 of them are mine. 2 belong to my friend Tricia. Ah Tricia…how do I describe her. Friend. Platonic.... Read more »

Jason Van Dyke is Guilty!

Jason Van Dyke is Guilty!
I needed some time to process before posting this one.  What do you say about a monumental shift that rocks an entire city? The entire city held it’s collective breath as we waited for the verdict in the Jason Van Dyke trial. So many fears were resting on the history of the city. In Chicago,... Read more »
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Throwback Monday: Riot Fest Day 3 of 3

Throwback Monday: Riot Fest Day 3 of 3
OK…So, I’m not sure if this counts as a throwback since I never published it.  So yes,  this one is delayed. I have no excuses, other than I have a job, and a very active lifestyle.  It’s 11:15pm and I got home a little while ago. Started my work day at 7:30am, proceeded to jiu... Read more »

Riot Fest: Day 2 Of 3!

Riot Fest: Day 2 Of 3!
Good morning friends! People say I’m a good writer, but half the time, I have no idea how to start a post.  So, let’s just cut through the bullshit: Day 2 of Riot Fest Was amazing!!! Holy crap!  I felt like I was 20-years-old again, and let me assure you, I’m closer to 40 than... Read more »

Riot Fest: Day 1 of 3

Riot Fest: Day 1 of 3
Good morning everyone! So yesterday was the first day of Riot Fest 2018, and of course, I was there.  Riot Fest is the only big money festival that I attend every year…as a spectator.  If you’ve been a reader of this blog before, you probably have seen me make mention of the fact that I... Read more »
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Life Is About Connecting With People

Life Is About Connecting With People
Have you ever been to The Ogden? The Ogden Chicago, The Official Blackhawks Bar and Restaurant, is an amazing bar and grill actually located on Ogden, 2 blocks away from the United Center.  If you venture over to their website, and check out their About Us page, you’ll see that they’ve featured in a cornucopia... Read more »