Archive for November 2013

Naked On The CTA: Those Who Laugh Last Are Just Mean

Okay. I guess what gets me roused out of a stall here at An Unquiet Chicagoan is a good old-fashioned grrr out. I’m sure if you live in Chicago, by now you’ve heard about the woman who held things up for a bit on the Red Line at Granville on Saturday afternoon. To briefly summarize,... Read more »

I Will Always Be A Radio Nerd

I was driving down Lake Shore Drive yesterday and I saw the vanity plate — WXRT. Really? Who had that plate? Which one of the personalities at ‘XRT managed to snag that? I can’t believe I was even questioning who would be the owner of that plate — maybe because the car wasn’t as fancy... Read more »

Chicago Has Lost Charlie Trotter

I was on Facebook just now (as per usual), when I saw the breaking news — Charlie Trotter found dead in home. I actually said, “Whoa” out loud. For whatever reason (some my fault, some not), I have not been endowed with a lot of money this go around in life. And when I do... Read more »

I Don't Want To Sleep, I Just Want To Sit And Watch "The Office"

Sleep is a hard thing for a manic-depressive. It seems like we’re either getting none or getting too much. I don’t know about other people, I don’t really talk about it at length with others too, too much, but it seems like sleep hygiene is something we struggle with. I think it’s something Americans struggle... Read more »

What It's Been Like WITHOUT The Affordable Care Act

So, I’m going to try and use the next 30 days as a way to mine some of the topics that I want to cover in my theoretical book about manic-depression, navigating it, my memoir of my own journey, etc. I’m going to just write about what I’ve gone through and work it out here.... Read more »

Suicide: The Great Equalizer

This post is my foray into National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) and National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). For the uninitiated, I do believe the goal in NaBloPoMo is to post once a day for a month. The goal in NaNoWriMo is to write a 50,000 word novel by 11.30.13. I’m cheating a bit. I’m going... Read more »