I just received an email from our lame-duck president. For a small donation, I can be among the first of his supporters to get the Trump calendar for next year. As a sweetener, he let me know that the beautiful photos were chosen by his wife Melanie. Well, I think I’ll keep my money and... Read more »
Yesterday I received an email from Donald Trump’s campaign. Nothing unusual there. I get emails from them almost every day. They usually go blah blah blah/donate money. I hit delete and move on with my life. What made this one different was they wanted to sell me a calendar. Who knew there was a Trump... Read more »
Hey Nineteen That’s ‘Retha Franklin She don’t remember The Queen of Soul The above lyrics are from Steely Dan’s classic song “Hey 19.” The guy is involved with a younger woman and wondering what they have on common. She doesn’t even know Aretha. That’s something my generation and the next and the next didn’t think... Read more »
Barack Obama’s Presidency ends in ten days. Love him or hate him, his eight years will be over and we’re moving on. Tonight he comes home to Chicago to give his final speech to the nation. He most likely will play up his accomplishments and talk about what he thinks the future will be for the... Read more »
Farm Aid 30 comes to Chicago this afternoon. The concert takes place at FirstMerit Bank Pavillion at Northerly Island along the lakefront. Among the headliners are original Farm Aid organizers Willie Nelson, John Melancamp and Neil Young. The first event took place on September 22, 1985 in Champaign, Illinois. According to Nelson, none of the... Read more »
As we close in on month one of the Obamacare rollout, there are early winners and losers. Let’s take a look at them.