The Yankee, Bobby & Joe

As the presidential primaries forge ahead, and it becomes a bit clearer who the nominees for each party might be, the barroom conversation at my favorite watering hole took an interesting turn. As several of the local bar dwellers began to question the integrity and likeability of the prospective nominees, my friend Joe Mis chimed... Read more »

Tomfoolery's 2016 Wish List

As 2015 comes to a close, I think this might be a good time to break out the genie’s lamp and make a few wishes for the new year. I suppose I could probably come up with a thousand or more wishes for 2016. Beyond the obvious ones of wishing to win the lottery, wishing... Read more »

Strike up the band...any band!

For those of us who grew up in Northwest Indiana in the 1960s and early 1970s, we remember it as a gray, yet robust industrial community with more than a slight edge. Many kids had fathers who worked in a mill or factory and who drove what was termed a “work car”. Such a vehicle... Read more »
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What do YOU know about comedy?

What do YOU know about comedy?
As a young buck in my early 20s, I don’t suppose I was much different than many others in that age bracket. Finish college, get some kind of a job, get my own place and eventually grow into adulthood. I basically completed my education and asked myself, “Now what?” I guess if I had envisioned... Read more »

Take me back to Thomas A. Edison

Take me back to Thomas A. Edison
I have to admit, I’ve become somewhat of a Facebook junkie. After many adult years in which the level of attention I received was minimal, I rather enjoy the idea of garnering a little press for myself by touting my cooking skills, blathering about one of our local sports teams or by posting a political... Read more »

Just Once More

Just Once More
Fickle fate struck again this week when an acquaintance of mine from my childhood fell victim to a massive heart attack and passed away. His untimely death at the all-too-early age of 56 left a hole in the hearts of those he had touched. Tim K. was star athlete when he excelled in cross country... Read more »
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Enjoy the Ride

It was about a week ago that a friend of mine began writing a blog for Chicago Now. The blog is entitled, “In Michele’s Mind” and I have to say that her first blog was very well done and also very well received! Her blog described the transition of her daughter moving from childhood to... Read more »

Cancer sucks.....but we're having a party anyway!

Lord knows there is plenty of grief and misery in the world to go around. We’re bombarded with bad news on a daily basis. Gun violence, poverty, hunger and whatever else comes our way, but we seem to persevere. Then you wake up one day and receive some really bad news; like a friend is... Read more »

Notre Dame Football: Love it or hate it?

Tis the season to be jolly, which also many times means the season for seemingly endless bickering and debating. Most recently, the debate over the need for a real Christmas tree versus the suitability of an artificial tree once again arose. Some of us feel that a nice looking artificial tree is fine, while others... Read more »
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A 40 year reunion: Now THAT'S a long time!!

Getting older isn’t an easy thing to do. It’s difficult to believe how quickly time passes and the milestones, such as reunions, only make things seem a bit more surreal. To be totally honest, reunions of most any kind typically make me anxious. The thought of reliving some events from my youth is not something... Read more »