Tag: Chicago

Did You Hear It???

Did You Hear It???
If you were out and about in Chicago today, you may have heard a disturbing sound.  It was the jingle jangle of a thousand lost souls… …. …. …. …WHO DIDN’T VOTE IN YESTERDAY’S ELECTION! To quote the Chicago Sun-Times: As of 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, with 97.39 percent of precincts reporting, voter turnout was 31.35 percent. The record... Read more »

I Had Court Today And It Was Wholly Ridiculous

I Had Court Today And It Was Wholly Ridiculous
I had court today.  So let’s start by answering the question burning in your brain due to the previous statement. I received a ticket for having a burned out headlamp.  Yes, one of my headlights was out. It was a Monday evening, January 28, 2019 to be exact.  It was prior to my recent move... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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I’ve had a revelation, and we’re going back to basics

I’ve had a revelation, and we’re going back to basics
Good morning! So I recently started reading the book “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin. I highly recommend it. Funny Fact: I bought this book 10 years ago. However, I never read it. It’s funny that a decade later, I find myself in a different bookstore, near the self-help section, found the same book, looked... Read more »