Archive for August 2016

How to Enjoy The Wisconsin State Fair

Big Ass Cookie
Over the weekend I attended the Wisconsin State Fair, it’s a great experience and only a few hours from northern Illinois. First thing is if you can go up there during the week because the weekends get crazy, just be aware of the rush hour traffic both in Chicago & Milwaukee, also check to see... Read more »

African American Living History: Donald W. Osborne

African American Living History: Donald W. Osborne
If you watch Jay Leno’s Garage the car show hosted by the former Tonight Show host on CNBC, then you have seen Donald W. Osborne. Donald has a segment on the show (“Assess & Caress”), where he compares three cars for their value, appreciation and value and history of their price. Donald also sings, he... Read more »

Wojo's Resturant Is For Sale

Wojo's Resturant Is For Sale
If you attended Brother Rice High School or Mother McAuley high school within the last 35 years then you are familiar with the local take out restaurant Wojo’s. This also includes if you worked in the vicinity of 99th & Pulaski, or ride the 53A Pulaski Bus or work or go near 95th & Pulaski.... Read more »
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Five Years Since the Loss of My Grandmother

Five Years Since the Loss of My Grandmother
Its hard to believe its been five long years since the passing of my family’s matriarch. I still think of her often, I miss her love, her devotion to God and her positivity. She lived an astounding 101 years and was coherent and a joy to us for all of that except maybe her last... Read more »

How To Deal With A Car Repair Shop

How To Deal With A Car Repair Shop
Over the last 20 or so years with the nine cars I’ve owned (and only one I bought new), I’ve dealt with my share of repair shops. Honestly most I’ve worked with were ok and I’ve been to most of the chain shops (Car X, Milex, Merlins, NTB, Goodyear etc), the nice thing is most... Read more »

The Beauty of Manual Transmission

The Beauty of Manual Transmission
My first car, a 1986 Nissan 200SX was a 5 speed manual transmission, that the interior and stick shift pictured. So forgive me if I wax poetically about the virtues of a “stick shift.” I’m told only 10% of cars now are manual transmission, most of those are either low end economy cars, serious sports... Read more »
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40 Years Of The Honda Accord

40 Years Of The Honda Accord
Wow so I’m the same age as the Honda Accord, well we’ve both gotten bigger. According to Motor Trend the first Accord three door hatchback from 1976 is smaller than the current Honda Fit subcompact. And of course I was under 9 lbs when I showed up back then and I’m slightly bigger now. I’ve... Read more »
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