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…

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…

19 Aug 2017

TLC’s ‘The Spouse House’ Ep. 6: It’s All Indecision This Week

Engagement Ceremony It’s been five weeks since the contestants entered the Spouse House, and so far we’ve seen only one marriage.  Episode 6 picks up where episode 5 left off—with Missy’s announcement that she’s leaving the house.  Still convinced she will marry Chris, she dangles the possibility of his leaving with her.  He takes a…

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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…

29 Jul 2017

‘The Spouse House’ Episode 3: Mock-Matrimony

Disclaimer: For those who don’t know Ashley is a contestant on TLC’s Spouse House. I personally do not know the show’s outcome or any secrets or spoilers, I’m simply watching along with all of you and providing an episode re-cap and some personal opinion. Be sure to watch Spouse House on TLC, Sundays at 10/9pm…

'The Spouse House' Season 1 cast photo
16 Jul 2017

5 Reasons To Watch ‘Spouse House’ On TLC

The Cast of TLC’s ‘Spouse House’ Photo courtesy of: usmagazine.com Spouse House is a new reality dating TV show on TLC, first aired last Sunday.  Is it merely another in America’s long-term love-affair with all things ‘reality’?  It’s hard to say—after all, there’s only been one episode.  But from what I’ve…

17 Jan 2017

Giving Tuesday – Two Lovers on the Run

In honor of Giving Tuesday, Kinda Kind will feature one fundraiser every week. To submit a fundraiser, GoFundMe, Generosity, etc., do so at the Community Forum. All valid will be published, and one will be featured. This week’s is: Two Lovers on the Run Since November, David and Christine have been terrorized and victimized by someone driving a…