The Beauty of Hecky Powell

Hecky Powell died this week, a victim of the Coronavirus. He wasn’t nationally famous, although he probably could have been. However, in and around the area of Evanston, Chicago’s closest northern suburb and a complex city in its own right, he was famous. In fact, Hecky, in his passing, had this posted on a sign... Read more »

Hey Voters: No More Old White Guys

The race for Mayor of Chicago is coming down to the wire and I’m still trying to decide who the person is that will actually do the best job without further bankrupting the city and filling his/her pockets with ill-gotten cash. At the same time, voters are being doused with seemingly daily announcements of people... Read more »

Don't Worry Stan Mikita, Blackhawks Fans Will Always Remember

On the day that Stan Mikita has died, I’m re-posting this in memory of my favorite Blackhawk. As I sat on a late spring morning in 2015, with my Blackhawks cap on wishing the work day would end quickly so I could gather my wife and head somewhere to watch Game 6 of the Stanley... Read more »

If I die in a mass shooting, I don’t want your Thoughts and Prayers - Redux

This post was originally published in October 2017 after the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Today, multiple shootings later, with the most recent being the murder of 5 employees of the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, the sentiments are the same. Particularly, as the President, owned and operated by Vladimir Putin, sends out his... Read more »

An AR-15 Commitment Ceremony: Lunatics are Roaming the Land

Worshippers clutching AR-15 rifles and some wearing bullet crowns, participated in a commitment ceremony today at World Peace and Unification Sanctuary, in Newfoundland, Pa. The event led a nearby school to cancel classes for the day. Photos @jacquelinelarma — AP Images (@AP_Images) February 28, 2018 I thought I lived in the United States of... Read more »

School Shootings Tell Us that We Are All Just Fish in a Barrel

As I hugged my six-year-old daughter and watched her walk into school this morning to her kindergarten room, her hooded little head bobbing up and down, I said a quick prayer that she comes home safe, but I realized quickly that prayer won’t help and that school shootings should tell us that we are all... Read more »

Trump is Awake and Now He Sexually Harassed a US Senator

At 7:03 a.m. Eastern Time, Donald Trump woke up and took up against US Senator from New York, Kirsten Gillibrand, not just responding to her call for him to resign, he sexually harassed her. He tweeted: Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging”... Read more »

Major League Baseball Champagne Celebrations for Playoff Clinching are Stupid

As the Major League Baseball season marches to its conclusion, I’d like to point out to anyone associated with the MLB the fact that champagne celebrations for clinching the playoffs is stupid. I think it’s safe to say that all sports fans enjoy a good championship celebration. It can bring out smiles, hugs, laughter and... Read more »

A Crack Addict Showed Me Her Breast in a Chicago LA Fitness Parking Lot

Those of us who live and frequently drive in Chicago see many unseemly things on a daily basis, but this past Saturday evening, I was unwillingly treated to the sight of a crack addict showing me her breast in the LA Fitness parking lot at 115th and Marshfield, adjacent to I-57. Let me clear up... Read more »

The Older Dad - Baby Girls 25 Years Apart

This week, I felt the pull of the ticking clock of life as my own personal reality show, “The Older Dad,” rolled on with the new episode, “Two Baby Girls and a Daddy.” My daughter is turning 30 this week and planned a trip to celebrate her birthday in Las Vegas with a couple of... Read more »