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Will you ever call Lake Shore Drive the DuSable Drive?

There’s a road I’d like to tell you about, lives in my home townLake Shore Drive the road is called and it’ll take you up or down Lake Shore Drive goes back to 1882. It’s the road that connects the north side to the south side, along the lakefront. Among the places you can get... Read more »

On Bob Dylan's 80th birthday, here are some of my favorite cover versions of his songs

Happy Birthday to Bob Dylan. Today he turns eighty. That’s right…80!! While I’m a big fan of his songs, I like them better when they’re sung by other artists. So to celebrate another decade of Bob, here are a few of my favorite Dylan tunes, interpreted by some of Bob’s friends. Mr Tambourine Man-The Byrds.... Read more »

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 »
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Van Morrison does it again....and that's not a good thing

They tell us that ignorance is blissI guess by those that control the media, it isThey own the media, they control the stories we are toldIf you ever try to go against them, you will be ignored What the Hell happened to Van Morrison? He’s has written many wonderful songs. His catalog includes beauties such... Read more »

Are you going to Ravinia this summer?

Our leaders are saying the country is going to be opened up soon….sorta. They’re saying the life we were used to before the pandemic is starting up again….sorta. We’re going to be able to do the activities we enjoyed before the world shut down in March 2020….sorta. By June, everything will be cool…sorta. Summer will... Read more »

I chased Willie Mays down Addison Street after a Cubs-Giants game

Today is Willie Mays’s birthday. He is now the oldest living member of baseball’s Hall of Fame. Many of his contemporaries have died in recent years, so it’s wonderful that Willie is still around at age ninety to remind us of the golden era of baseball. In his prime, there wasn’t a more exciting player... Read more »
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If you knew the lyrics fifty years ago, what would you have thought about "Brown Sugar" and "Sticky Fingers?

Gold coast slave ship bound for cotton fieldsSold in a market down in New OrleansScarred old slaver knows he’s doing alrightHear him whip the women just around midnight Brown sugarHow come you taste so good?Brown sugarJust like a young girl should On April 23, 1971, fifty years ago today, the Rolling Stones released their eleventh... Read more »

Is a knee on the neck for nine minutes and twenty-three seconds enough to convict Derek Chauvin?

The testimony is over. The prosecution has rested. So has the defense. The final arguments will come today. The judge will give his instructions. Finally, the jury will get the case and begin their deliberations. How it goes is anyone’s guess. The evidence that the prosecution showed was overwhelming. The defense broke out all their... Read more »

If you can't tell the difference between a gun and a taser, you shouldn't be a police officer

The above photo is guns that are used as sidearms by police officers. This is a photo of a taser, also used by police officers. I’ve never seen either weapon up close, but I can tell the difference. A police officer has advanced training in the use of both weapons. They should know which one... Read more »
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The Masters golf tournament honoring Lee Elder doesn't ring true

“As long as I’m alive, golfers will be white, and caddies will be black.” Those words were spoken by Clifford Roberts. He was the chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club for forty-five years. He almost pulled it off. It was in Roberts last year as chairman when Lee Elder became the first Black golfer... Read more »
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