Boomers always were boors. But at least they used to be young and brash boors. Now, they are elderly, repetitive boring boors who mistakenly (or wishfully) remember themselves as the center point of human history. Before them everything was wrong. Then they came.
Dear Help Squad, The Village of Skokie did construction on our street this summer. On July 10, they accidentally hit a gas pipe. Nicor was called; they came out and told us a tree had to be removed to fix the pipe.
Sept. 29 11 a.m. |
On a recent friends and family camping adventure, rain got the better of us and we wisely opted to trade in our campfire fare and umbrellas for seats in a warm and dry restaurant. As we perused the menu we came across an unexpected appetizer offering.
Sept. 28 9:15 a.m. |
For 50 years, Jim Peterik has been a staple of the Chicago-area music scene. He first hit it big with the Berwyn-based band the Ides of March and their brassy single “Vehicle,” before co-founding Survivor, best known for its anthemic “Eye of the Tiger."
Sept. 25 6 a.m. |
Robert K. Elder
It wasn’t quite yet the waning days of September when I walked out of the courtroom, not looking back.
Sept. 23 10:30 a.m. |
If there was one place I was sure would always be safe from reality it was the world of television commercials.
Using the words “good” and “Ray Rice videotape” in the same sentence might seem inappropriate, or even offensive.
Sept. 18 10:10 a.m. |
“There are no weekend warriors for heroin users for very long. They become addicts quickly.”
I had the good fortune last week to meet an earnest young man from the North Shore who is researching solutions to life’s most universal and enduring problem — the concentration of great wealth in just a few amid abject poverty for the rest despite an abundance of resources.
Sept. 14 9:15 a.m. |