Sometimes a little scrap of paper is all you need to get creative. Instead of taking the Lipton tea bag out of its envelope, I leave it attached and see what comes to mind.
Say it again!
Over the weekend, my little one took part in an ice skating competition in the suburbs of Chicago. She was in an event called “interp” where the skaters are given a piece of music and told to come up with moves to go along with the song. More often than not, the music selections–which are something the kids don’t have any control…
I wrote this on the back of a teabag wrapper this morning. Spring can’t get here soon enough for me.
Facebook gets it right
When I read that Sarah Palin hijacked Dr. Seuss in her speech at the CPAC conference this weekend,I wanted to reply in this space. Writing about her seems like a waste of time, generally, because so many more important things are out there to be commented on. But 4 million people like her Facebook page, and she has a platform in the right wing noise machine, so we who are of a different mindset…
Interpretation of the #Chicago flag on a parking garage mural
A long time ago, back in the late 70s and early 80s, I owned a stack of 45 RPM records, or 45s.
Baseball on my mind, as usual
I write about a lot of different things, because inspiration can be found just about anywhere. But the topic that always seems to inspire me the most is baseball. It’s been a part of my life ever since I was a young kid, and it’s something of my muse.
I found this in an art display in downtown Chicago today. There were other sentiments like this, in varying sizes and colors, but this was my favorite one.
I don’t get into politics that much here, but it’s not off-limits for me, either. I’m a proud member of what Paul Ryan refers to as “the Left” and I can’t resist the urge to take a whack at him for his recent speech in front of the CPAC gathering.
“The Left” offers an full stomach and an empty soul, in Ryan’s words. He made this point by telling a story of a young child who wanted his lunch in a…
What’s up with this?
The scene above happened in my neighborhood after a snowfall recently. Those who would claim a spot on a public street like this would have the rest of us believe that they earned the spot by clearing it out themselves. But does it look like any work went into this?
What happened here was it snowed overnight, and the person who parked their car didn’t want to look for a spot when they came back.…