MY RECENT POSTS
- For Sirenita: A Song and a
July 24, 2013 03:41PM
- Chicago's Secret Highway
July 22, 2013 06:50PM
- Front Porch Philosopher
July 19, 2013 01:06PM
- Snapshot of Love
July 12, 2013 04:56PM
- Gov. Pat Quinn's July 4th
July 03, 2013 05:09PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Well said! We all hear
about the Koch Brothers and
Walton or Chase
December 04, 2013 07:01PM
- “LOTS of truth
December 02, 2013 12:34PM
- “This is ---in my
mind--the most important story
of the day.
October 03, 2013 10:31PM
- “Becky! Come back!”
August 28, 2013 10:47PM
- “"Use your words to make
the world a better place." And
August 28, 2013 10:43PM
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“What are you talking about Leo? Secret highway? You off the ginger ale and back on the Jack?”
Leo… Read full post »
So hot standing on the front porch that the bark on the sycamore tree starts popping off. Feels like 106 degrees today. Smells worse.
Stumble down the block. Eddie the Front Porch Philosopher… Read full post »
“Pat Quinn?” Leo ‘The Lip’ Lapczynski looked up from his ginger ale on the bar. “Let’s just say he and I frequent the same establishment when we’re hungry for a Big Mac and fries.… Read full post »
Photo Credit: John H. White
Most of them guessed trouble this morning when Human Resources walked into the conference room. It was the very first meeting of all 28 photographers on the staff of… Read full post »
Perhaps you were there too. Listen ... Can you hear it?
Finger snap. doo-wop, night time city sounds. Bathed in the muted orange night street glow that mingles with the… Read full post »
Was I closing my eyes hoping that when I opened them, more people would appear?
There were, lets just say, a few empty seats at my “author event” last week. Was the event a success? I guess that depends on your measuring stick. The only… Read full post »
In my rookie TV appearance. If you watch this--don't blink. It goes quick
And if you are in the neighborhook tonight--I will be doing a reading from "Finding Work When There Are N… Read full post »
THURSDAY MAY 16. 7:30 Women and Children First
5233 North Clark Street
Chicago IL 60640
At Chicago’s premier independent book store, WOMEN & CHILDREN FIRST, Author Roger Wright (Chicago Guy) will be reading, signing and answering questions on his best… Read full post »
If you listen hard, you can still hear the clink,… Read full post »
St. James Church. Chicago
Saturday night in Chicago, Walter Payton had to forfeit a baseball game to Gwendolyn Brooks. Wait . . . what?
Besides being one of the greatest football players to ever spin, swirl, dodge and steam roll down a football field,… Read full post »
Richie Havens went on first.
Other acts were stuck in traffic. Some balked at leading off. So by the time they all got to Woodstock, Richie Havens was up there singing about freedom.
Isn’t it amazing that you can say “Woodstock’ and every single person … Read full post »
On this breathtakingly blue sky spring morning in Chicago, the city was attacked on the front page of the New York Times Book Review. De Paul University academic, Dr. Rachel Shteir, told us she likes Millennium Park and the Lakefront. But not much else about Chicago or Chicagoans. She ends… Read full post »
Maybe you saw the laughing happy child in Watertown Massachusetts cheering tonight on TV as the triumphant law enforcement officials finished something that had been left open, raw and bleeding in the American soul for a very long time.… Read full post »
It’s Boston. Of course they’re here.
Right over there. In the spring breeze sun. At a table with a view. Spenser with a dark beer, Susan drinking something pink and of course Hawk has champagne. Robert B. Parker’s characters. If you close your eyes you can see… Read full post »
Returned to the sea by Hurricane Sandy, the house where this video was filmed is gone. But the family, spread out across wild oceans and sprawling continents, is still here. Circling the globe from Wales to Northern California. Still connected. Across any given border of… Read full post »
Spring is coming. Roger Ebert can’t have died.
The news filtered out on a clear and astonishingly quiet afternoon in April.
“I don’t believe it.”
Every computer screen across the city… Read full post »
“People get ready,” Dr. King’s search goes on.
She rises 15 minutes before a taped radio program playing organ soaring, church music. A program called “With Heart and Voice.” And when it comes on she says, “Well I guess this is my churc… Read full post »
of this book . . .
does NOT contain "10 Dumbest Job Interview Questions." Which has been on what seems like the very last OS cover. Ever? The book actually has nothing like that.
To get your free Kindle Download of the book TODAY ONLY--go here:
Shhh! Keep this quiet. “Free” makes me nervous. But for 24 hours, on Friday March 29th, you’ll be able to download Finding Work When There Are No Jobs on Kindle for free.
Prompting the always key question, “So what?”
So . . . .
You’ll… Read full post »