Sunday, we took Julia to Hummer Park in DG. For the first time, she decided to try out the climbing wall on the toddler jungle gym set, and just scurried right on up. This cell phone video is actually her third time going on up.
Check the article by the Tribune’s Maureen Ryan on "Lost." In the Comments section, I remark on the similarity between the pool the Others tried to revive Sayid in, and the "Lazarus Pit" used by Batman’s nemesis Ra’s al Ghul. See how the comments since all refer to the Lazarus Pit. The ‘Lost’ season premiere… Continue reading I started a meme!
It’s just as I was suspecting. Merely Not Being George Bush is enough to earn a Nobel Peace Prize!
I’ve been really too busy to fuss with my "main" blog here, what with an 8-year-old boy and a 16-month-old girl. That, and I’ve started writing for Examiner.com as their Chicago Craft Beer Examiner; check it out, this actually pays per page view instead of waiting for you to click on an ad! 2017 update:… Continue reading A Prepress Specialist Looks at 50
Once again, I can look forward to the ego-stroke of seeing my name as a byline. This time it’s for a collection of academic essays called "Captain America and the Struggle of the Superhero," edited by Robert G. Weiner. I was able to dust off an article I written a few years ago on Roy… Continue reading Further Adventures in Publication!
Since I started selling my old books through Amazon, and my old 45s through GEMM.com, I had always wondered if this might happen, and now it has: I’ve sold a book back to its author.
I was happily able to watch President Obama’s (Let’s say that again! President! Obama!) whole inauguration speech at work (thanks, Mr. Prez, for keeping it around 20 minutes). Working in an office full of proofreaders (and thus professional nitpickers), we all picked up on Obama’s referring to himself as the "44th man" to take the… Continue reading Post-Inauguration Quarterbacking
Surprised I am to find comments from "Col. Tribune" regarding my last post. But maybe I shouldn’t be. Surely the Trib’s web folks have search bots running all the time to find references specific to its web pages, or, more likely, when someone is linking directly to something on their page that might result in… Continue reading Col. Tribune responds
So today the Governor of Illinois gets busted in an influence-peddling scheme. Not the first time this has happened in our great state, I’ll admit. But when my Google news bot directs me to the main link for the story, I’m directed to a site called Chicago Breaking News, which appears to be a money-saving… Continue reading Col. Tribune parties down!
Just filled the gas tank on the ol’ Tercel again. Less than a month from the previous fill-up this time, because I made a trip to the city to show a friend the Goose Island brewpub, and detoured home by way of Flossmoor Station. So the price of gas today was at 1.999 a gallon,… Continue reading Economic Goals Re-ducks