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April is a big month in the Parkinson's Disease community. We aim to make it smaller.

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. Yesterday was World Parkinson’s Day for 2021. This blog started almost nine years ago as a way to document how a relatively new diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease could and would affect someones everyday life activities. It’s morphed into something else, which I consider a good thing. That showed that... Read more »

Like elections, racist laws have consequences

Do you remember the person who resided in the White House from 2017 until January 20, 2021? Do you remember the words that constantly came out of his mouth beginning on November 4th? Voter Fraud! Voter Fraud! Voter Fraud! Over and over and over again. It was a big lie and even though his supporters... Read more »

Another April, another brutally cold baseball opening day

April 1. It’s time for major league baseball opening day. No April fooling about this! I’ve always loved opening day. It signals the end of winter. No more snow. No more cold weather. That might not be exactly true in Chicago, but it’s close…maybe. My first live Cubs opening day at Wrigley Field was in... Read more »

The importance of self-care

A couple of weeks ago I was in bed watching television. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, except it was in the middle of the afternoon. The thought came to me that I spend a lot of my time doing this…too much of my time. And when I’m not lounging watching the tube, I... Read more »

Ringo Starr zooms in with a little help from his friends

When a legend calls asking for help, you ask how soon should I be there. So it’s no surprise that when Ringo Starr wants to record new music and asks his friends to join in, they’ll come running. Like so many musicians, the former Beatles drummer had plans to hit the road with another version... Read more »

Van Morrison's "Tupelo Honey" is as sweet today as it was fifty years ago

She’s as sweet as Tupelo honeyShe’s an angel of the first degreeShe’s as sweet as Tupelo honeyJust like honey, baby, from the bee Van Morrison is a dick. He’s had that reputation for decades. He continues to live up to that reputation today. But that doesn’t mean he can’t write sweet, beautiful songs. The year... Read more »

Is the search for all fifty states over?

Is the search for all fifty states over?
It was a year ago today. The day started early at O’Hare airport, in Chicago. A few hours later, I was in a car heading for Utah. When we passed this sign it became the forty-seventh state I had set foot in. Three to go…Nebraska, North Dakota and Alaska. The hunt to get to all... Read more »

For Black History Month, these are some of the legends who play the Sax

Charlie Parker was known as the "Bird." Four of his recording have made it into the Grammy Awards Hall of Fame.
February is Black History Month. This has been a series of great Black musicians. Today we look at the legends who played Saxophone. While most of them come from the world of Jazz, there are a couple of rockers who made the list. Here are some great Black musicians who played the Sax: Type your... Read more »

The week in review: Texas style

The week in review: Texas style
They say everything is bigger in Texas. As we’ve seen in the last few days, even their problems are bigger. You might even say they’re sized Texas-style. The entire country has been racked with weather-related issues since last Sunday. We’ve seen record amounts of cold, snow, and ice. It’s February…the heart of the winter. Most... Read more »

It's going to be the year of the woman in this year's voting for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

It's going to be the year of the woman in this year's voting for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The nominees for induction to this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class were announced yesterday. Each year, fans get to vote for five artists. Their vote will be included with a panel of experts to determine the inductees for 2021. The top vote-getters in fan voting doesn’t mean automatic induction. Two of the artists receiving the... Read more »
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