Archive for November 2017

Drunk hippies, raw eggs, police chases, Harry Potter, pole dancing, eviction court and a landlady’s knickers

Full title: Drunk hippies, raw eggs, police chases, Harry Potter, pole dancing, eviction court and a landlady’s knickers: my two years of blogging for Chicago Now   I’m celebrating my second anniversary as a Chicago Now blogger and I mean “celebrating” in the truest sense of the word.  Someone should have told me years ago... Read more »

Meeting everyday heroes can change the trajectory of your life

Meeting everyday heroes can change the trajectory of your life
  I blogged in the past about how the idea of the Cook County Land Bank Authority gets me all charged up about the possibility of growing my holdings as a landlord.  This week I had the exciting opportunity to see how it works with a real-life example. Up close and personal.  I attended an... Read more »

The Condo Expo is not what you think

It’s that time of year again.  The semi-annual condo expo is happening tomorrow at Navy Pier–but it’s not what you think.  It’s so much more.  And if you have the time and the inclination I would highly recommend taking a peek. When I first heard about the expo from a friend a few years ago,... Read more »
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Raw egg yolks are NOT gravy!

Raw egg yolks are NOT gravy!
  Gravy comes in a jar.  Or a packet.  Or if you’re old school, you can stir it up in a pan.  GRAVY DOES NOT COME IN A SHELL!!! Egads, are we barbarians?  I thought this was a civilized society. I tend to write about serious issues, but just like everyone else, I have my... Read more »