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Six Presidential Quotes and 62 Million Reasons Why

Five serious men who were never really President, and one who is. Which ones inspire you? President James Marshall (Harrison Ford) Air Force One: Real peace is not just the absence of conflict, it’s the presence of justice. And tonight I come to you with a pledge to change America’s policy. Never again will I... Read more »

Biden and Sanders Serenade

    To the tune of Frere Jacques, with apologies to Allan Sherman Joe Biden: Bernie Sanders, Bernie Sanders How are you? How are you? Your numbers are all fading Your chances are degrading What to do? What to do? Bernie Sanders: Joseph Biden, Joseph Biden What’s with you? What’s with you? You romped in... Read more »

Hillary Clinton Still Has It

Who remembers Netscape?  In 1994, it was the first successful Internet browser, opening the World Wide Web to millions of newbies. Its dominance was short, as it was soon supplanted by the evil genius of Microsoft and Internet Explorer. And how about Myspace? Once upon a time, it was the social media site, with millions of users. Along came... Read more »

For What It's Worth-Revisited

In the 1960s we had protest songs. We had Dylan, we had McGuire, we had Country Joe. Pete Seeger was temporarily banned for Big Muddy and Roger Daltry stuttered to his generation. And we had Buffalo Springfield. Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Richie Furay, et al, asking what it was all worth. The harrowing lyric “Step out... Read more »

It's Her Party and I'll Cry If I Want To; Bernie Sanders Can't Crack a Smile

It was a week when I should have been spending every night packing up the house. We have done a lot but there is so much more to do. It was a week when I could have been watching the City Series, a chance to see the White Sox one last time before they throw... Read more »

10 Things That Have Changed In A Year, and One That Hasn't

It seems like yesterday, but it has been about a year since I started writing “Down-Size Maybe,” first as an independent blog on Word-Press, and for the last eight months as part of ChicagoNow. It was meant to be a blog about our home building experience, but like the whole failed concept of “Down-sizing,” the... Read more »

After Watching "Independence Day: Resurgence" I Wonder. Could Will Smith Get Me Through an Apocalypse?

Barb and I had free tickets to the local multiplex, one that features small theaters with large reclining chairs and reserved seating. Unfortunately, it is a theater that caters more to the mall type crowd than to empty-nesters, so the selection of films was less than optimal. We settled on Independence Day: Resurrection, the sequel to... Read more »

Today on "Meet the Press": REXIT--The Raff's to Leave Long Grove, Local Economy Trembles.

Dramatic Theme Music ♬ ♬ ♬ Chuck Todd (CT): Good Morning, This is Chuck Todd welcoming you to our weekly edition of “Meet the Press.” Today we look at the dramatic and  perhaps misunderstood decision by the Raff family to cut ties with Long Grove, ending 26 years of intertwined destinies. With me today is my... Read more »

Am I a Homophobe?

Three connected events: One of the most tragic incidents in contemporary American history occurred early Sunday morning in Orlando. 49 people slaughtered in a nightclub. Some, most, or all of the victims were gay. All of the victims were people who did not deserve to die at that time or that place. Their loss will... Read more »

American Ninja Warrior-Presidential Style

American Ninja Warriors is back! A new season began yesterday, and boy are we excited! What, you don’t watch the the TV show with all the young, toned, bodies going through an incredibly difficult obstacle course, with stations such as the Warped Ramp and the Jumping Spider? Get through the course, make it to the... Read more »