Thanksgiving

I haven’t written a story here in awhile.  I think it’s because I started painting and that satisfied my need for a creative outlet.  Storytelling and painting are really very similar.  A painting has content.  A beginning, middle and end.  Exactly like writing a story.  The written word is an easier way to get the... Read more »

The Week Between Christmas and New Years Eve

‘Twas was the week between Christmas and New Years eve night The boys were home from college. What a delight! Spending my time with grown sons #1 and #2 was the best thing I imagine I could possibly do. But Finally the vacation was ending, it was the last day of the year. I thought... Read more »

A Very Special Place Indeed

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Trump's first week in office....

Trump's first week in office

Trump's first week in office

Repossessing Christmas

Repossessing Christmas
. 1978 turned out to be a pretty good year for Big Gun Bob’s Automobile Repossession business.  The slow economy and high unemployment had left many people in the windy city gasping for air.  The repo business thrived on car buyers who were suffocating on high interest rate car payments.  Three missed payments meant Big... Read more »
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Keys at Gunpoint

One of my favorite cars was my 1973 Buick Centurion.  It was basically a land yacht with a 455 engine and a convertible top.  I installed a kick ass stereo and always had my box of cassette tapes handy.  It was 1982 and I was one year out of high school.  Life was good. One... Read more »

Pirates and Rednecks

The longer I worked at MLA Towing the more I realized it was like having a job on a pirate ship.  The tow truck drivers were the pirates.  The cars they brought back to the lot were the booty.  The money that was charged to release the cars was the bounty.  The tow truck lot... Read more »

Big Gun Bob and his Towing Company- M.L.A. Towing

Big Gun Bob had just the right skill set for dangerous businesses.  He was tough and street smart and was always looking for a way to make a buck.  This is the story of his towing company MLA Towing.    It started out as mildly dangerous and highly profitable.  It had to end when it... Read more »
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Big Gun Bob and the Bucktown Jewel Heist

 This is the story of Big Gun Bob getting me out of yet another jam.   This time I was living in a bad area with my girlfriend.  We hired some derelicts  to rehab my two flat.  Things went very very bad.  I needed help.  The cops couldn’t do anything and Big Gun Bob seemed past... Read more »