Archive for May 2012

A Primer For The Indianapolis 500

A Primer For The Indianapolis 500
This Sunday is the prestigious and historical 96th running of the Indianapolis 500. Despite the significance of this race, there seems to be a lot in the media of how the Indy Racing League (that is the open wheel racing series that hosts this race), is on hard times and being overshadowed by the more popular... Read more »

The Legacy of Carroll Shelby; A Plethora Of Fast Cars & Performance Upgrades

The Legacy of Carroll Shelby; A Plethora Of Fast Cars & Performance Upgrades
Last Thursday Carroll Shelby, arguably the father of the modern muscle car passed. Though he is no longer with us his impact on the auto industry and sports cars and even the performance after market will be going strong just like his engines. Carroll is best known for making the 1960′s era Shelby Cobra which... Read more »

An Ode To Kerry Wood From The South Side

An Ode To Kerry Wood From The South Side
I am not a Cubs fan but I love the game of baseball too much to dislike the Cubs. So even though my loyalty resides at 35th & Shields, I keep a close eye on what happens at 1060 W. Addison. I am only a year older than Kerry Wood, so I was a senior... Read more »
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Mrs. Mom; My mother and teacher

Mrs. Mom; My mother and teacher
Everyone thinks their mother is special (and they are), so I will explain some of the extraordinary things my mother has done for me. From the time I started first grade until I finished sixth grade, I attended the Chicago Public School my mother taught at, Paul Revere School  and she actually taught me 3rd... Read more »

And Marriage for All Chicago Style

And Marriage for All Chicago Style
Marriage is like our home city of Chicago, it’s a big, complicated, hard working and not always pretty institution, but it’s something to be proud of and something we all should be able to experience. And when I mean all, I mean everyone, that’s right gay & lesbians too. I’ve been married almost three years... Read more »
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