Archive for November 2015

All Black Lives Matter Not Just Those Killed By Law Enforcement

All Black Lives Matter Not Just Those Killed By Law Enforcement
In the last few days the media has flooded us with LaQuan McDonald and his death at the hands of Chicago Police over a year ago and the subsequent release of police dash cam video showing his death. Now I understand first hand that the criminal justice system is not always “justice for all”. I’ve... Read more »

What Are Chitterlings?

What Are Chitterlings?
You may have seen advertisements for Chitterlings in a red bucket or seen signs for “Chitlins” (which is what we called them), or even heard some people talk about eating “wrinkles”. Chitterlings are basically pig intestines (from the small intestines),  and it’s like okra or brussel sprouts people either love them or hate them, no... Read more »

Brother Rice High School's Mr. James Antos

Brother Rice High School's Mr. James Antos
There are men that come into your life and make you better and outside of the men in my family, few men have had the influence of Mr. Jim Antos. This weekend at the all alumni dinner the long serving principal Mr. James Antos will be honored and rightly so. I like many Crusaders first... Read more »
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Beware it's Jive Turkey Season

Beware it's Jive Turkey Season
Yes the term “jive turkey” is old school but it’s fitting, especially this time of the year. In a few weeks all across America turkeys will be plucked, stuffed at cooked at 350 degrees either in the oven, dropped into hot peanut oil or smoked like in the picture. So if you fit the following... Read more »

Why I Love Old Cars: My Dad's 1967 Camaro Project

Why I Love Old Cars: My Dad's 1967 Camaro Project
I know I’ve written about my late dad’s 1967 Chevrolet Camaro previously but I had shared a picture of it on the Chasing Classic Cars (my favorite car show), social media page and got a good response so I figured I’d talk about that Camaro project in depth. So in 1982 (and I was six... Read more »

The Reality Of Shopping For A Classic Car

The Reality Of Shopping For A Classic Car
This week an opportunity came up for me to try a get a car I have long admired. Now I have owned 9 cars in my life, all just regular daily drivers, never once getting into the collectible realm or a car that would be just for fun. Granted the next car I buy I... Read more »
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My Favorite Chicago Jazz Cats: Brian Culbertson

My Favorite Chicago Jazz Cats: Brian Culbertson
Jazz pianist Brian Culbertson was actually born in Decatur, IL but came to Chicago to attend DePaul University for music. He was a senior and just getting started professionally when I started at DePaul as a freshman in 1994, I did not know him personally but there was talk on campus of the music student... Read more »

The 1991 & 1992 Dodge Spirit R/T

The 1991 & 1992 Dodge Spirit R/T
I will preface this that one of my friends from high school (Thanks Frank), has owned one of these cars for 20 years and his father also has one. With that said this is one of the most unassuming sports sedans you will ever see. In fact in 1991 it was advertised as “the fastest... Read more »

My Favorite Chicago Jazz Cats: Patricia Barber

My Favorite Chicago Jazz Cats: Patricia Barber
When I think of local jazz pianist and vocalist Patricia Barber one word comes to mind. Fearless. She takes a lot of chances with her work and rarely does it not payoff nor sound great. She definitely breaks the mold when you think of female jazz musicians especially vocalists. Though Patricia is a triple threat... Read more »
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