Category: ChicagoNow

At A White Sox Crossroads

At A White Sox Crossroads
If you read the last post, you know I, like the White Sox themselves, have pretty much written off 2016.  Turn out the lights, come back in February 2017 and get worked up for another season.  To be honest, after 2015 and that hypefest gone south, there wasn’t much coming into 2016.  The way the... Read more »

The Chicago Now Year-Long "Issue" Project: The Time of Judges

The Chicago Now Year-Long "Issue" Project: The Time of Judges
There was no king in Israel at that time. Everyone did what he thought best.  — Judges 21:25  I’ve come to the conclusion that this can only work if everyone is free to choose whatever topic they’re interested in pursuing. So instead of having one CN “issue” or topic, it will be up to each... Read more »

This Blogger Life: "Breaking up is hard to do" Part Two: The One I'd Go Back To (If It Wouldn't Kill Me)

This Blogger Life: "Breaking up is hard to do" Part Two: The One I'd Go Back To (If It Wouldn't Kill Me)
I loved smoking. I loved smoking when I was drinking, which is probably where I really got my start.  I was lucky that my parents smoked menthol when I was a kid, or I probably would have started even younger.  When I got to high school and working with people old enough to buy cigarettes,... Read more »
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Q and A with a ChicagoNow Blogger: Evan Altman Cubs Insider

Q and A with a ChicagoNow Blogger: Evan Altman Cubs Insider
Hello and welcome to this Q and A with a fellow ChicagoNow blogger.  I’ve been wanting to do something like this for a while with a variety of writers, but like so many good intentions, it fell through the cracks.  Enter the ChicagoNow staff and this great opportunity.  I hope to continue to do this... Read more »

Doing Stand-Up at the Laugh Factory with ChicagoNow: A Great Night!

Doing Stand-Up at the Laugh Factory with ChicagoNow: A Great Night!
I was prepared for the jitters beforehand.  I’ve been nervous lots of times. This seemed bigger than many of those occasions.  I take that back, it was bigger than many of the occasions that made me nervous.  When I walked into the Laugh Factory I couldn’t believe the size of the place.  I thought it... Read more »