Jim Siergey

Jim Siergey
Chicago, Illinois, US of A
October 04
I draw. I write. I eke.


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JANUARY 19, 2014 10:29AM

Mascot Twins

The Chicago Cubs recently unveiled a mascot for their baseball team.  It would have been nice if they had unveiled the signing of a starting pitcher or a power-hitting outfielder. But they are the Cubs, so their big news is a mascot.

There are two versions of this… Read full post »

OCTOBER 9, 2013 11:18AM

R.I.P. Andy Pafko

My father took me to my first professional baseball game in 1959.  It was at Wrigley Field. The back-to-back pennant-winning Milwaukee Braves were in town to play the Cubs.  The likes of Hank Aaron, Eddie Matthews, Warren Spahn and Lew Burdette, perennial all-stars and future Hall of Famers/… Read full post »

AUGUST 29, 2012 10:14PM

Suddenly Sixty

I'm part of the "Baby Boomer" generation.

We hoped we’d die before we got old. We wouldn’t trust anyone over thirty. Our credo was to live fast, die young and leave a good-looking corpse. A tombstone hand and a graveyard mind. Everybody must get stoned. All you need is love.Read full post »

MAY 25, 2012 3:39PM

Remembering STAR WARS

It’s the 35th anniversary of the release of STAR WARS.

I remember the day it premiered.  That evening, four of us hopped into Karen’s car and headed off to the Esquire Theatre .  It was raining and proceeded to rain harder, eventually culminating into a cats and dogs downpour.

E… Read full post »

MAY 10, 2012 1:01PM

Hacked Off!

My email account was hacked.

I received an email from someone whose name I knew. The terse missive said, “Hey, check this out” followed by a link. Like a fool, I clicked on it. It linked to some site stating that one could make lots of money stuffing envelopes or some/… Read full post »

APRIL 8, 2012 8:35PM

Lefty Righty

Baseball season is upon us and I find my thoughts drifting back to a forgotten ballplayer from the 1970s.

I don’t recall his name.  It was Daltry or Daugherty or Delancey --- something like that but I do remember his nickname. 

It was Dart.

He was a pitcher and the… Read full post »

APRIL 5, 2012 1:49PM

For Chicago Fans

MARCH 12, 2012 12:22PM

Screaming About Mimi

The Screaming Mimi is a novel written by Fredric Brown that was published in 1949.

MIMI book 

The book opens and ends with a naked woman and the main character is a reporter in 1940s Chicago who has just come off of a two week bender.

I discovered this book asRead full post »

MARCH 1, 2012 5:37PM

Davy Jones

On Leap Day, Davy Jones of The Monkees died of a heart attack.

P.R.-wise, he picked a bad day to die on. Now, he’ll only be memorialized every four years.

If that.


The media depicted this event as a particularly mournful day for Baby Boomers. It’s sad thatRead full post »

FEBRUARY 24, 2012 9:00PM

Cultural Jet Lag

FEBRUARY 22, 2012 9:52AM

Cultural Jet Lag

FEBRUARY 19, 2012 1:44PM

Cultural Jet Lag

FEBRUARY 14, 2012 8:25AM


FEBRUARY 3, 2012 10:05AM

Etelvina Turns Ninety

 On El Dia De Los Tres Reyes, Three Kings Day, I shall turn ninety years of age.  

You might say that's quite an accomplishment. There's really nothing to it. You just need to keep breathing.  

Es verdad that I am weakened and wracked with pain. Walking, even with the aid ofRead full post »

JANUARY 30, 2012 10:11AM


Now, I’m no stickler for proper manners and pinkies-up etiquette but is it too much to expect a wee bit of common sense and basic courtesy from the inhabitants of this modern world?

I fear that it is. I can’t even add “you know who you are” because I’m sureRead full post »

Editor’s Pick
JANUARY 25, 2012 8:11AM

Cultural Jet Lag

Editor’s Pick
DECEMBER 10, 2011 8:58AM

Cultural Jet Lag

NOVEMBER 19, 2011 12:04PM

Tears of a Clown


Lollypop was his name. 

He was a clown.  That’s all he ever wanted to be.

But a clown’s life isn’t all grease paint and giggles.  He found that out the hard way.

He’d had a thing for clowns since he was a child.  He religiously watched “Bozo&r/… Read full post »

OCTOBER 12, 2011 11:47AM

Zombie Tea Party

The civic and political leaders of New Orleans were huddled in a basement for a secret meeting.

“Gentlemen...and ladies” spoke the mayor, “You all know what we're here for. We need to solve this zombie problem.”

New Orleans had long touted its folklore of zombies, gris-grisRead full post »

OCTOBER 7, 2011 4:49PM

Cultural Jet Lag