Archive for April 2014

If I Want People To Hear What I Say, I Need To Keep Talking

I don’t know that I’m coming here with any sort of idea or interesting post. What I do know is that I want to be more consistent with my blog posts, and even just starting a post is liable to turn into something interesting, what with the way the ADD brain works. Oh! Here’s something... Read more »

Why I Don't Want Stephen Colbert To Host The Late Show

Why I Don't Want Stephen Colbert To Host The Late Show
Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE Stephen Colbert. I adore The Colbert Report. He’s got strong ties to Chicago — he went to Northwestern and is an alum of Second City. He absolutely and fearlessly killed it at the 2006 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. With the news that Colbert will replace David Letterman in 2015,... Read more »

10 Dogs I Need To Meet In Real Life

10 Dogs I Need To Meet In Real Life
So, I know people get real weird when you equate pets to children. I come pretty close to that scale, though. I’ve had my cat for 19 years, and that’s a pretty long time. I also am almost 40 and don’t plan on having children, so she’s as close as I’m going to come to... Read more »
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It's Just The Beginning: 11 Things I Can't Seem To Part With

It's Just The Beginning: 11 Things I Can't Seem To Part With
I need to move in June, and I occasionally go through my things in an effort to clean and cull and collate. However, I have a lot of stuff that … I don’t know why I still have. I can guarantee you most people would have thrown them out years ago. I think I save... Read more »

I Think The Worst Is Over

So, I’m not wearing my father’s legit Navy peacoat from 1965. I stopped a couple of days ago and switched to this Guatemalan number I bought from two guys selling them out of a bag on Monroe/Wells in 1997. A slight upgrade, but not much. What matters to me is that it’s not my “winter... Read more »

Opening Day

ChicagoNow writers are contributing something about Opening Day. I wrote this exactly 10 years ago to the day. I still feel the same about the game in theory, but in practice, capitalism and greed have tarnished the shine. That makes me sad. But the essence is true somewhere. I bring you “Opening Day.” The bright... Read more »
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