Archive for July 2014

Happy Birthday, Seth Avett

Happy Birthday, Seth Avett
I am a music lover. With many things in my life, I tend toward extremes. If I am in love with a band, I’ll see them repeatedly — as much as my pocketbook and schedule will allow. My current love is the eponymic entity The Avett Brothers. The people lending their name to the group... Read more »

I Am Not An Adjective

Full disclosure: I blogged for Chicagoist for two years and loved it. I made a ton of great friends and know that the people who work there are great people. Regardless, my friendship does not exclude them from saying when I think that they’ve missed the mark. Today’s Chicagoist features a post about the ever-changing... Read more »

It's Independence Day

Everyone’s waxing poetic and politic about the 4th. Independence day, as it were. I have a lot of thoughts about this country — how I love it enough to criticize it, for instance. And how I support the troops by wanting them all home as soon as possible — i.e., now. The other day, when... Read more »

I Can't Get Too Complacent With The Cancer

When my dad was first diagnosed with leukemia, I thought I’d be posting about cancer more often. I guess that would require that I post more often. But, I don’t know. I guess I’m just keeping this more close to the vest. I don’t know what there is to say a lot of the time.... Read more »

Why The Hobby Lobby Verdict Is A Huge Deal

Let me start by saying that I am no constitutional lawyer. I have not pored over the ruling or fully over Justice Bader’s bad ass dissent. I am a layperson with an opinion, just like everyone else. And you know what they say about opinions. They’re like ______s, everyone’s got one. But I just saw... Read more »