Category: humor

Happy Grandfather's Day to me?!

My experience with Father’s Day is extensive. I celebrated twenty-nine of them as a son before my father died, at age fifty-seven, in 1982. It was a case of quality over quantity, although in this case, a little more quantity would have been sweet. Today is my thirtieth Father’s Day as a dad. Like are... Read more »

"Do I need to wear a mask here?"

Sign, signEverywhere a signBlockin’ out the sceneryBreakin’ my mindDo this, don’t do thatCan’t you read the sign? Last week, I was walking into a branch of the Chicago Public Library. A woman walking beside me said, “Do I need to wear a mask here?” I believe she was talking to herself, but I pointed to... Read more »

Is Portillo's overrated?

The time is 5 pm. It’s getting close to dinnertime. Mom is getting ready to ask the question she’ll soon regret, “What do you want for dinner?” Five year old Janie wants a hot dog…plain. She might eat tomatoes with it, but they need to be on the side, not on the hot dog. Her... Read more »
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Ryne Sandberg has turned into a middle-aged Jeff Spicoli

“All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I’m fine.”–  Jeff Spicoli When you think of stoners, who first comes into your mind? Jeff Spicoli from “Fast Time at Ridgemont High?” Beavis and Butthead? Anyone who grew up in the 1960s-70s? ME??? How long did it take you to get to former... Read more »

The conundrum of having your birthday fall on Mother's Day weekend

Happy Birthday! Happy Mother’s Day! Two big days in a person’s life. What if they come on the same weekend? What if they’re only one day apart? What if the person celebrating the birthday is also celebrating her first Mother’s Day? How is she suppose to celebrate? What about her friends and family? So many... Read more »

Who did it worse: The Chicago Bears drafting and developing quarterbacks or Chicago voters electing Mayors?

The Chicago Bears football team got their man! They made a trade to move up in the NFL draft and were able to draft the quarterback that will lead them into the future….again. Super Bowl here we come…again. Nothing against Justin Fields, in fact, I’m excited to see him come to Chicago…and I’m not a... Read more »
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Mick Jagger is pandemicking like the rest of us

It’s been more than a year since most of the world headed down to their basement. Thirteen months of too much tv, too much delivered dinners and groceries, too much Zoom, too much disease and death, too much of everything. It’s been more than a year of boredom for everyone….and by everyone I really do... Read more »

The Oklahoma Sooners basketball team needs a rabbi

What a weekend of college hoops. The NCAA basketball tournament got underway and it was upsetpalooza. Things were so discombobulated that although I haven’t checked my brackets this morning, I’m pretty sure losing three of my final four teams, including my championship pick, means I’m not going to win any of the numerous pools that... Read more »

What am I missing about the royal family?

Elizabeth Phillip Charles William Kate Harry Meghan What is the big deal with these people? Why the fascination? What do they actually do? Yes, I watched the big interview with Oprah last night. Yes, I felt sorry for Harry and Megs….sort of. But, I’m still trying to figure out what makes them such a big... Read more »
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The clusterfuck of working the Covid-19 vaccination system

The clusterfuck of working the Covid-19 vaccination system
28 million cases of Covid-19 in the United States! 500,000 of us have died! The numbers are daunting. That’s how many Americans have been lost to the Covid-19 pandemic. While all the disease and death has been tragic, it appears we are seeing the light at the end of the dark tunnel. Vaccinations! In the... Read more »
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