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What’s So Bad About February? Oh, how I loathe February.  The snow is tiresome.  Snow boots are a bother but a necessity, since I fear icy patches, where I might take a spill.  My parka is soiled with patches of dried salt, and I don’t bother to remove it.  At this point, I no longer... Read more »


PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST – Chicago Stories You Can Sink Your Teeth Into For the first time in my life, I’m working remotely from home. It’s been months, and I sit here alone, except for listening to WXRT Radio as my companion:  Fittingly, Beck’s Uneventful Days is on today’s line-up. The advisory comes through each hour:... Read more »


THIS IS CHICAGO         Thank you for reading — PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST

Oops - I Did It Again

Hi Everyone, and thank you for subscribing.  There have been issues of my latest post ending up in JUNK folders due “certain words” within.  If you are missing today’s post, here’s a link to today’s writing.  It’s safe — I promise! Also, check out my latest win from ChicagoNow’s Best Posts of August 2019.  Check out the... Read more »

I'm Not 36

This post was chosen as one of ChicagoNow’s 20 Best Posts of August 2019. Enjoy and check out other ChicagoNow bloggers — ’cause I said so! “I wanna rock-n-roll all night. And party every day.” Kiss was playing on my headphones while I was pedaling the Peloton bike earlier this morning. I can’t lie:  that... Read more »

Jorje The Space Monkey

My Super, Amazing Travels in Southern Cali Hi. Space Monkey Jorge here, checking in to give you the updates on my recent excursions in and around Orange County and Southern California. HOME BASE This is my first home — the California Science Center.  It’s where I started out when my new adoptive family carefully chose me... Read more »

That's One Big Flag

Happy 4th of July, Folks.  Years ago, we spent the holiday waiting in a long line with Dad’s fire truck to participate in neighborhood parades.  Those were some hot, humid afternoons, but we still have great memories. With that all said, enjoy an oldie but goodie Pizza For Breakfast post. THE TIME DAD CAME HOME WITH... Read more »

Rainy Day Grumbling

TODAY: DRY AND MILD, the forecast said at the bottom of the TV. Except maybe it was TOMORROW’s weather — after all, I wasn’t wearing my glasses. I opened the door to the garage, ready to run.  But what did I see? RAIN. RAIN. Did I mention RAIN? And so I mumbled, and grumbled and... Read more »

Dad's Toolbox

DAD’S TOOLBOX Throughout my life, my dad and I always seemed to be missing a connection.  There was a missing link, or two.  Or three.  It was difficult to tell sometimes, since we didn’t have many Kodak moments together.  Instead, many of our photos consisted of we three kids making surly faces while Dad did... Read more »


You may find this odd, but I have a special kitchen cabinet at home.  Yes, I use it to store some of my favorite things. And I don’t allow anyone else in there.   It holds all my goodies. “What makes it so special?” Ahh, so glad you asked. THIS IS WHERE THE IMPORTANT ITEMS ARE KEPT... Read more »