Archive for July 2016

How The Beatles and Lesley Gore Helped Me Get Johnny Back From Judy

How The Beatles and Lesley Gore Helped Me Get Johnny Back From Judy
Today, we were asked by the ChicagoNow editor to write a blog post about a time in our life during the summer. We have one hour. Here’s my summer memory. The year was 1963. I was 12ish, shy, and getting ready to enter middle school. Lesley Gore’s hit, It’s My Party, was number one and... Read more »

The Carnival is in Town, It's My Son's Birthday, and I'm Longing to See the Ferris Wheel

The Carnival is in Town, It's My Son's Birthday, and I'm Longing to See the Ferris Wheel
The carnival came to town today, filling the streets of my town with candy-colored tents and the usual thrill rides that jerk, whizz, and clang on their revolving tracks and gears. Bells ring, music blares, and lights flash while hawkers shout out offers at varying games of chance. The smell of spun sugar and popcorn... Read more »