Archive for October 2016

Bad, Bad Leroy Brown: The Funeral Recessional That Never Was

This post is part of ChicagoNow’s monthly “Blogapalooza” feature where bloggers are provided a prompt and required to write and publish a post within an hour.  Tonight’s prompt was this:  “Pick a song that has special meaning to you and explain why.” My Dad’s been on my mind a lot today.  Probably because the first... Read more »

Chicago's Dirty Laundry Played Out in Baseball: North v. South, Cubs v. Sox

In America, it is a story as old as dirt.  The North v. the South, the Union versus the Confederacy, abolitionists versus slave holders, industrialism versus agrarianism.  In Chicago, it’s the northside Cubs and the southside White Sox acting as totems of geographical allegiance. With the Chicago Cubs advancing to the World Series for the... Read more »

The Little Louis CK That Lives On My Shoulder

A couple of weeks ago my husband surprised me with tickets to see Louis CK.  It was a birthday gift and a rare night out for the two of us.  Just two middle aged folks out on the town hoping for a few laughs.  What could possibly go wrong? HA HA HA HA HA!  Have... Read more »

How Are You Celebrating World Mental Health Day?

WOOT WOOT!  Blow those balloons, throw that confetti, bake those cupcakes, because today is World Mental Health Day.  My question is, how are you going to celebrate?  Seriously.  How are you going to celebrate? I celebrated by making a couple of phone calls to friends.  Talking on the phone is something I generally don’t like.... Read more »