It may have been the 1990’s, but I remember laughing and singing the Happy Happy Joy Joy song to my children at the top of my lungs. Yesterday, I found myself singing it silently deep inside myself as I had lunch outside of the friendly confines of Chicago’s Wrigley Field. It was a beautiful, sunny, […]Read more "Happy Happy Joy Joy"
Less Censorship, Keep Moving ForwardRead more "New Years Resolutions checkin"
Chicago is known as the second city, but for the next 48 hours it will also be known as the ninth circle. In Divine Comedy, the Dante Alighieri epic poem, Dante describes his journey into and through hell. Albeit it was the 14th century when his work was published, he most certainly missed one of the […]Read more "Windchill makes Chicago the Ninth Circle"
Horrible weather has befallen upon my city, and it’s a good thing. Record setting low temperatures, windchills of astronomical proportions and 500 shades of gray. The snow has fallen all night atop the previous snow and it’s over one foot deep. I prepared for the first snow by filling my red plastic 5 gallon gasoline […]Read more "Snowday, Winter Weather Advisory"
We are at the Doctors Office this morning and I’m waiting. We’ve checked in with the receptionist and were told to sit and someone will be right with me. There are half a dozen other people here waiting, some are patients and others are presumably drivers, caregivers or loved ones. We are all waiting. I’m […]Read more "The Waiting Room"
It was Sunday, November 2, 1975. I was twelve years old and in the sixth grade. My parents had been divorced for two years and my dad hadn’t yet skipped out on me. I had spent the weekend at my dads apartment and his friends picked us up in their conversion van. I remember the […]Read more "…from the corners of our lives"
Why a Businessman Cannot Govern. I theorize that Government Cannot be Run as a Business. As of the 2016 United States Presidential election I cannot unsee or unhear what I’ve already seen and heard. I don’t believe a businessman can be an effective politico or leader of my country. In my home state of Illinois, businessman […]Read more "Government Cannot Be Run as a Business"
So it’s another new year, this one is 2019. I’ve finally gotten around to blogging my goals and resolutions by the tenth of January, proving I’m really revved up about the new year as 2018 was very sketchy at best.Read more "Happy New Year … again"
It’s been a while and I’ve got to pick it up. The original intention of this blog was to share how my second shift job made it difficult for me to balance life, family and a job in a traditional 9 to 5 world. Since my last post I’ve lost that job to a computer […]Read more "Picking it up"
The National Hockey League issued a one game suspension to the Chicago Blackhawks Andrew Shaw for yelling “Fuck you, fuck you Faggot” from the penalty box during an April 19, 2016 playoff game. While reaction from the league was swift, there has been confusion about the use of his vocabulary as being homophobic or anti-gay. A […]Read more "Asshole or Phobia?"