Posts in category "Chicago"

CHICAGO the band: I met them last night, bucket list = check!!

CHICAGO the band: I met them last night, bucket list = check!!
It’s August 1972. It’s a beautiful night in the summer of my fourteenth year and I am about to embark on my very first date. I am going to Ravinia to see a group that was formed right here in Chicago and aptly named, Chicago. That night, amidst the excitement of my date and the... Read more »

On turning 60, it’s really happening

On turning 60, it’s really happening
Last year on the eve of my 59th birthday I wrote of my feelings about it. It was so hard for me to believe that I was entering the last year of my fifties. Then I blinked and here I am, on the last day. I am turning 60. WOW.   This birthday, this one that... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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Starbucks cups and the North Shore heroin problem: which should we be worrying about?

Starbucks cups and the North Shore heroin problem: which should we be worrying about?
This is a question that most people should know and state the obvious answer to. Then there are those who actually were up in arms over a Starbucks Cup that was too plain. A. Starbucks. Cup. Or as Ellen calls it: #cupgate. The Official Page of DV (dysfunctional veterans ) Radio put that one to... Read more »

Election Day 2014: Why I am looking forward to it

Election Day 2014: Why I am looking forward to it
Every time we near an election day I start to cringe. As a kid, my parents were not only into politics, they were campaign managers for several candidates. They were away all the time, at meetings, rallies and any other event that promoted their candidates. They managed the campaigns of former Niles Mayor Nicholas Blase... 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 »
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Cubs opening day: Just once I'd like to have reason to hope

Cubs opening day: Just once I'd like to have reason to hope
Once upon a time and a very long time ago it was, I had hope. Oh sure, I have hope for many things – for Bravo to have a Real Housewives of Chicago, for Tim Gunn to seek me out for Project Runway; things like that. But for many years now, I have to admit... Read more »