Archive for April 2014

How Fox Sports Is Killing NASCAR

How Fox Sports Is Killing NASCAR
I’m a long time NASCAR fan and by long time I mean most of my 38 years on this planet. I understand most of that time NASCAR has has some sketchy television coverage (remember tape delayed races or trying to find TNN to watch a race?), but you’d think with the unification of Fox (Fox... Read more »

Is It Too Soon To Name Things After President Barack Obama?

Is It Too Soon To Name Things After President Barack Obama?
I just read this afternoon (on the Chicago Tribune website), that here in Chicago there are plans to name a Chicago Public School selective enrollment high school for President Barack Obama near the old Cabrini Green public housing site on the near north side around Division & Halsted . The school will open in the... Read more »

Live Love & Learn; The Legacy of My Dad Alexander Johnson

Live Love & Learn; The Legacy of My Dad Alexander Johnson
This morning my dad passed after a four month illness, it was the end of a life journey for a man who life on his terms yet loved us all and taught us so much. My dad’s life was filled with passion and exploration. His passion for cars, working with his hands, cooking great food... Read more »
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I'm Sick of Chief Keef

I'm Sick of Chief Keef
I’m a hip hop (rap), fan from way back, I truly enjoy hip hop culture, music and have enjoyed the evolution of the genre over the last 30 years. But I’m sick of hearing about the local hip hop idiot Chief Keef and his every (seemingly illegal move), like its front page news. Actually our... Read more »

Are Cars Becoming Too High Tech?

Are Cars Becoming Too High Tech?
CNBC reported today that Volkswagen has a new experimental car with no side mirrors, instead it has three screens on board, one for each outside mirror and one for the backup camera. Call me old school but I like the idea of having outside mirrors that I can see and don’t worry its still federal... Read more »

Frankie Knuckles And The Influence Of House Music

Frankie Knuckles And The Influence Of House Music
Last night the Godfather of “House Music” Frankie Knuckles died. He is considered a pioneer of urban music, particularly dance music and its influence is worldwide but “House Music” is a Chicago creation and modern dance music owes a lot to “House Music and the late Frankie Knuckles. I was too young to attend the... Read more »
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    I'm a lifelong writer (since I was 8 years old), and have been doing this blog in some form or fashion since 2004. I'm a DePaul University alum (LA&S '99), and know and love Chicago. Writing is my passion, what I write is what I feel, know and have experienced. I simply want to share my thoughts, experiences and opinions. And I appreciate you taking to the time to read what I have to say.

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