17 Nov 2017

Chicago Fireman Uses Bikes to Help Keep Kids In School

Firefighter serving the community What do firefighters and ‘community service’ have in common?  Neither get the attention they deserve.  Well, 25 years ago, one Chicago firefighter apparently thought he wasn’t doing enough for the community he served, despite, you know, being a fireman—a job whose very description can be said to…

Trump's border wall
25 Aug 2017

Mr. President, A U.S.-Mexico Border Wall Won’t Be Enough!

Dear Mr. President, First off, I would just like to congratulate you on your fearless, stubborn, progressive leadership in governing the American people.  Before we get into the meat-and-potatoes of it all, I think you—and the entire world—should know that you are as much a visionary as you are eloquent; as brilliant as you are…

23 Aug 2017

5 Chicago Concerts I’d See (If I Weren’t Broke): The September Edition

Live music—a panacea for all life’s problems.  The lights dim, the room’s packed and you can smell the person next to you because the crowd is pressing in on you from all sides in that dingy little dive-bar basement, and you’re ready to lose your shit… And then the stage lights flicker as that opening…

26 Dec 2015

MiFlight: Avoid Airport Aggravation!

How long is the airport security line? Every flyer wants to know. The answer is here. And we're all part of the solution.




White supremacy is stupid.
16 Aug 2017

Three Chicagoans Arrested After ‘Antifa’ Protest Outside Courthouse

(Thank you to the kind individual who pointed out my error in referring to the anti-fascist protesters as anti-white supremacy protesters.  They were ‘antifa’ protesters who happened to be protesting white supremacy.) When you hear the phrase ‘white supremacy’, what’s the first image that comes to mind?  Here in the good ol’ U. S. of…

Tom and Ashley Lauren from TLC;s 'The Spouse House'
12 Aug 2017

‘The Spouse House’ Episode 5: Messing With Imperfection

In episode 5 of TLC’s The Spouse House, shit starts getting real.  Last week saw Danny and Naya married, the first couple to do so.  To say it arrived with a wake-up call would be an understatement.  The contestants are feeling the pressure more than ever as they realize just how close they are to…

11 Aug 2017

Bus Seat ‘Hate-Crimed’ By Islamaphobes, Says “I’m Not Muslim, I’m A ‘Siht’.”

A ‘Siht’—pronounced ‘seat’—is person of the Siht faith.  A relatively obscure and little-known religion, its rise in popularity coincided with the Industrial Era.  Like many organized religions, Sihts acknowledge a single Creator, known in Sihtism as The Manufacturer.  A highly nomadic people, most Sihts travel in tribes called a ‘Bus’—or, collectively, ‘Buses’—with no traceable historic…

10 Aug 2017

5 Hilarious Novels Worth Owning, Or At Least Reading

I’d first like to preface this list of 5 hilarious novels worth owning by warning you that, a) These books are not suitable for children, and, b) Many of these books may not be suitable to those with delicate sensibilities, firmly-held and polarizing beliefs, or the squeamish.  That being said, these are some of the…