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That summer of 2012 when the constant heat was like a silver choke collar wrapped around the city’s neck. No one could remember it being this hot for this long.… Read full post »
See the picture? That's us. Santo’s Boys.
In a story that's not really even about baseball.
This is a story about telling somebody something before it's too late. Could be a wife, husband, parent
friend. Could be anyone. It could even be a hero.
The… Read full post »
I know. Silly thing to ask. And… Read full post »
You think Mayberry North Carolina isn’t real? That Sheriff Andy Taylor is just some actor living inside your TV? Well, maybe so. For you. But not me. I been livin in Mayberry my whole life.
That musically warm southern breeze dances through the woods, across Mey… Read full post »
"Everything dies, baby that's a fact.
But maybe everything that dies come back "
On Wednesday July 14,2010, workers in Manhattan excavating the site for a future World Trade Center came upon the remnants of a ship. It was estimated that the ship had lain undis… Read full post »
Imagine history’s great female singers up on a stage. All genres. Look! Renee Fleming, Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, Joan Baez, Billie Holliday, Ella, Sarah, Dinah. Your own personal favorites. Up on that stage. Ready to sing.
And then you see a woman you don’t re… Read full post »
A conversation between Patti Smith and Neil Young was a highlight of this year’s book industry trade show, Book Expo America.
Smith’s masterpiece “Just Kids” won the National Book Award in 2010. It’s a boo… Read full post »
Ray Bradbury, still writing at age 91, died last night in his Los Angeles home.
But Douglas Spaulding, age 12, he of Ray Bradbury’s masterpiece “Dandelion Wine,” he’s still here. Open up that book like you would open up summer and listen to this ma… Read full post »
Just a moment after Doc Watson died, at 89, on a Tuesday in a Winston-Salem North Carolina hospital, his spirit pushed open a weathered wood frame screen door on to God’s… Read full post »
A soldier’s last letter home.
We’re still here, at Walker’s Restaurant.
Oh, the building is gone. As are most of our neighbors. Tucked back across Irving Park Road,… Read full post »
At the giant United Nurses Rally on a sparkling warm spring afternoon, next to the Picasso sculpture in the middle of downtown Chicago, "Patti" made sure to thank some cops.
As NATO related scenes fan out from the downtown area into Chicago neighborhoods, the arrest count is 12 people and one couch. Then there are the clowns.
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In the checkout line of The Crafty Beaver Home Improvement Store… Read full post »
The protestor gave me a look. Rolled his eyes. Kept walking.
We were in the lobby of the giant complex in downtown Chicago that ho… Read full post »
Biff and his new wife Blythe in the Starbucks line. If he turned around and saw me, he’d bring up the “writing for free” thing. Because that’s what he always does. So I put my head down. Try not to breathe.
It doesn't work.
You shake your head no and tell me paintings don’t talk?
Ask an artist. Paintings talk, of course they do; you just have to be listening extra hard… Read full post »
Full dress military. American soldiers. Armed with beanbag guns. Come Monday, they will begin patrolling the streets of a designated “Red Zone” that encompasses a large chunk of downtown Chicago.
Wait. “Bean Bag guns?” Did someone really say &ldqu… Read full post »
How did I not know about something this world changing? Raspberry Pi. A computer the size of a credit card. Cost? $25.00. Or $35.00. Take your pick. Either way, for the moment you can only get one. The demand is just too big. Exactly how large that/… Read full post »
Levon Helm died today. He was 71.
And everything just seems to end so soon.
You can read the chronology of his life elsewhere. It’s a story worth… Read full post »
Michael pulled the news up on his phone while he was… Read full post »