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A Perspective on Fashion and the 2020 Presidential Election

A Perspective on Fashion and the 2020 Presidential Election
It’s said that “Clothes maketh the man.” It follows that we pay particular attention to political candidates not only for their policies and plans, but also for the kind of clothes, cut, and color they favor and carry off. It’s no wonder then that candidates choose their outfits and look with care. Who can forget... Read more »

280 Characters On Twitter, You Say?

280 Characters On Twitter, You Say?
I started using Twitter in 2007. I was an “early adopter.” I loved the way news was shared and conversations took place. I don’t think I even had a Facebook account, because it was limited to those with an .edu email. Soon, it was filled with people I admired — on and off the platform.... Read more »

How The Dismantling Of DNA Info And Chicagoist Hurt Us All

How The Dismantling Of DNA Info And Chicagoist Hurt Us All
I have a friend who doesn’t like DNAinfo, because she feels like all the articles really are subtly aimed at gentrifying neighborhoods and are yes men for developers and the like. She has always encouraged people to always look for an alternate source to a story. I really respect her opinion, so I did my... Read more »
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Charlottesville: If You're Silent, You Are On The Side of Nazis.

Charlottesville: If You're Silent, You Are On The Side of Nazis.
Yesterday, the world watched as “white nationalists” marched through the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest taking down a statue of Robert E. Lee. To paraphrase a friend on Facebook — Since when do we celebrate losers in this country? Lee lost the Civil War. The Nazis lost WWII. It isn’t about patriotism, it’s racism.... Read more »

Beyond The Haiku: An April Sestina

I love haikus. They’re a fun way to play with words — the original Twitter. But earlier this year (I guess like two months ago now), I was cleaning … well, let’s go back in time (I’ve had the HARDEST TIME writing) … (Blog post started April 24, 2015) So, I was going through some... Read more »

Opening Day

ChicagoNow writers are contributing something about Opening Day. I wrote this exactly 10 years ago to the day. I still feel the same about the game in theory, but in practice, capitalism and greed have tarnished the shine. That makes me sad. But the essence is true somewhere. I bring you “Opening Day.” The bright... Read more »
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And So It Begins

I’ve started the slow creep of titrating back onto one of my meds. I’m not sure if it is the reason for my sluggishness today, but I feel distracted and sleepy and unmotivated. I don’t want to write anything even as I see things every day, every hour that I want to be writing about.... Read more »