Tag: Chicago

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »