Safe at ‘home’

I used to live a few blocks away from Wrigley Field. Not anymore, though. This summer, I’ve decided to just move into the place. Seems like I spend most of my time there anyways. So, it’s back to the bleachers again. (I know, rough life, right?) Remarkably, the weather is even nice. So, two days […]

Heat Waive

Chicago Summer R.I.P. May 26, 2008 – May 26, 2008 Wednesday afternoon update: Well, at least the sun is out today. But, still, people simply should not be wearing parkas and scarves on “L” platforms three days before the start of June. This happens next year and the CTA is going to have to start […]

Pun Porn

You could say HBO Def Poetry alum Big Poppa E has a way with words. And, boy, did he ever show it last weekend with his pun piece “Illegal File Sharing” at the 2008 O. Henry Pun-Off in Austin, Texas. Punny stuff.

Ten years, Ten thoughts

Last Saturday marked the 3,653rd day since I graduated from college. Ten full years. Yes, some how, some way an entire decade has slipped off the calendars since May 17, 1998, the day I strolled onstage inside the University of Illinois’ Foellinger Auditorium wearing a stuffy cap and gown, and then strolled off it with […]


So, it’s true. The camera really DOES add 10 pounds… No, seriously, it was pretty cool – and a little surreal – seeing myself on national television tonight talking about convicted con artist Hillard Jay Quint during the E! Network’s episode of “THS Investigates: Dating Nightmares.” (In case you missed it, I’m pretty sure the […]