George Zimmerman may not be a racist

Okay, raise your hand if you forgot the cheering, whooping and hollering by tons of black people when O.J. Simpson was foolishly found NOT GUILTY of slashing to death two white people?  Hmmm, I didn’t think so.  But, they were just white folks.  So, who cares?  In fact, I don’t think anyone was compelled to... Read more »

Book 'Em, Rahm!

Okay, where are Starsky & Hutch when you need them?  Watching Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s press conference, on the recent crimes being committed in the city of Chicago, makes me long for even pretend justice.  It was classic Rahm — cryptic, pandering and full of baloney!!  If it weren’t so pathetic, it would  be humorous to... Read more »

Movie Madness

Although I try to see all the Oscar-nominated feature films, I’ve been on a bit of a documentary movie binge at home, where my comfy throw is nearby and the popcorn is so much better.   My most recent movie viewing explores the painful journeys that artists often have and the barriers they transcend to try... Read more »

Moody & Sleazy in Chicago - The Jackson Family Chronicles

If there ever was a reason to promote Prozac, Sandi & Jesse Jackson Jr. should sign on immediately as spokespeople for the mood-altering drug.  If they don’t, I will happily fill in for them, because I cannot bear another second of their constant press manipulation, political grandstanding and phony baloney medical updates. It may just... Read more »

Really, Rahm?

Once again, Mr. Power-Hungry Man has a bug up him and has spoken way too soon.  I get that an Alderman, who wants his 15 minutes of fame, is so quick to make nasty accusations against a hard-working business owner.  However, the mayor of a major American city has now deemed it necessary to weigh... Read more »

"Life, Love, Soul" - A Filmmaker's Vision

Every morning, I get a very disturbing update on my Chicago Tribune app — telling me how many people have been shot overnight in Chicago:  “8 SHOT OVERNIGHT…..3 SHOT DEAD…7 HURT ON SOUTH AND WEST SIDES.” It is really distressing.  There is a prevailing Wild, Wild West mentality in many urban areas.  What happens to... Read more »

Pet Poodle Shrinks and wasted tax dollars

Like most of humanity, I have suffered some deep sadness in life.  I didn’t need any Xanax or to update my living will —  but, I totally get how debilitating those times can be.   I am also a big believer in strong therapeutic assistance.   Along with a  creamy bread pudding, professional help can be very... Read more »

Morning television is making me sick

Since I am nine times more likely to die from a TV falling on my head this year than winning the Mega Millions Lottery, I can only hope it happens while Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric and other really rich, self-important people are clawing at each other this week for more attention on television. Good God,... Read more »

Oscar style Inspiration - Designer Charles James

I could use a stylist.   The current awards season (Golden Globes, SAG, Grammy Awards) and the upcoming Oscars have put me in a tizzy over what to wear.   I really want to look good, while I’m sitting on my couch saying aloud:  “Jennifer Hudson is NOT a size 6.  I don’t care how good she... Read more »

Occupy This! - Kelly's Vent-i-lation

Just yesterday, I had the altogether unpleasant experience of observing the Occupy Chicago protesters outside of the Board of Trade building on LaSalle Street. Let me tell you, somebody is missing the boat when it comes to guerrilla street marketing.  There is really a pressing need for samples of “America’s #1 Roll-On” — BAN deodorant. ... Read more »