Archive for October 2012

Great Theatre In or Near Edgewater

In Chicago there are many theatres to choose from, and I’m lucky to have some great ones right in Edgewater (the 48th Ward). If you are near Chicago’s Far North Side here are some performances to check out. Chicago Magazine‘s Fall Culture Guide 2012 includes a list of a list of “ten must-see plays.” Of... Read more »

You May Like Theatre If...

Before I went into a panic because I found out my voter registration was inactive on the last day to register this was supposed to be a week of theatre themed posts. On Monday I posted tips for choosing a show to see, saving money on tickets, and theatre etiquette, but perhaps you still aren’t sure... Read more »

What to Do if You Missed the Voter Registration Deadline

Yesterday I was surprised to discover that my voter registration was inactive. Luckily I found out in time to get my registration updated,  but if you didn’t register in time you may still be eligible to vote during grace period voting. In Chicago, grace period voting and registration starts today and continues through Saturday, November... Read more »
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Are You SURE You Are Registered to Vote?

Today is the voter registration deadline for Illinois and a bunch of other states if you want to vote in the November 6th election. I have smugly been tweeting reminders to people to register to vote. You know, those other people who need such reminders. Then I saw something on Facebook about checking your voter... Read more »

List 13: How to Enjoy Theatre

List 13: How to Enjoy Theatre
In a world where we are doing more and more interacting via screens it is refreshing to occasionally share an experience in the presence of other human beings. Sure, live tweeting a TV show is one way to enjoy entertainment with a crowd, but there is no substitute for being in the same room as... Read more »

Mister Rogers Rebuts Romney's Proposed PBS Funding Cuts (43 Years Ago)

Mister Rogers Rebuts Romney's Proposed PBS Funding Cuts (43 Years Ago)
I posted a video to Twitter and Facebook yesterday, but it is too good not to share some more. In Wednesday’s debate the most specific way that Mitt Romney indicated he would cut the deficit was to eliminate funding for public television. This is absurd mostly because PBS makes up such a tiny portion of... Read more »
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This GIF of Jeremy Renner Made My Day

“Touch Jeremy Renner” is item 17 on my list of Unattainable Goals. That goal is still unattained, but this animated GIF is a pleasant distraction. At least I am touching him with my eye gaze. (image via http://soyeahduh.tumblr.com/post/32862442476/when-i-find-out-briciola-is-byob)

I Did Not Watch the Presidential Debate

I care about politics. Okay, maybe I don’t care about the murky concept known as politics, but I care about the results. I care about who is elected and the policies they support or oppose. I care about how my city, country and state are run. Heck, I even used to work in Washington, D.C.... Read more »

List 12: Little Ways to Make the World a Nicer Place

List 12: Little Ways to Make the World a Nicer Place
We’ve all been there. We’re in a hurry or distracted or lazy and do something (or don’t do something) even though we’d be angry or at least disappointed if someone else behaved the same way. Last week I suggested a 3 question test to know if you are are being a cyberbully. I asked you to consider whether... Read more »
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