Posts in category "Chicago History"

Remember when the Cubs won the World Series?

Remember when the Cubs won the World Series?
Euphoria. A happiness that almost felt illegal to feel. A joy that had not been experienced in a lifetime. These are all things that describe my feeling on the night of November 2nd when the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. Does anyone remember that night? A fellow blogger over at “I’ve Got The Hippy... Read more »

Cubs first World Series home game: where will you be and how much will you spend?

Cubs first World Series home game: where will you be and how much will you spend?
I’m annoyed. Yes, annoyed. I love the Cubs more than most things in life – always have. They defined my childhood and have been a good part of my adult life’s entertainment, angst and all. But the fact that I can’t even think about going to a Cubs World Series home game after the number... Read more »

Cubs win the NLDS: Now it's getting serious

Cubs win the NLDS: Now it's getting serious
Dear Cubs, WOW, just WOW. The greatest post season comeback in history. You did it. I am still in a state of shock and I’m guessing you are too. No one does that – I mean no one!! And yet, you did. But now, it’s time to get serious. In 2003 I was at the... Read more »
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An open letter to Tom Ricketts: If the Cubs play in the world series, give free tickets to lifelong Cubs fans over the age of 80

An open letter to Tom Ricketts: If the Cubs play in the world series, give free tickets to lifelong Cubs fans over the age of 80
Dear Mr. Ricketts, As a lifelong Cubs fan I have spent thousands of hours wishing and hoping that I will someday live to see your team play in a World Series. It’s hard to even imagine the joy and thrill of having that experience and wonder if this, this year of 2016, is truly THE... Read more »

Choosing hope: when the s#*@t just doesn't stop hitting the fan

Choosing hope: when the s#*@t just doesn't stop hitting the fan
Hope. “To want something to happen or be true and think that it could happen or be true”. Webster’s definition. “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies”. Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption. Hope, hope, hope. I live for it. I hold onto it as though it is... Read more »

Chicago: Why I live here and why I stay

Chicago: Why I live here and why I stay
I was born in 1957 at Wesley Memorial Hospital in Chicago. My parents lived on the West Side, then moved to West Rogers Park at Devon and Sacramento when I was a toddler. In 1963 we moved to Niles; in 1976 to Northbrook and then I made my way around the suburbs on my own.... Read more »
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