Out Of My Mind

Introduction to gunpowder

Within a couple weeks some people will be parting company with some fingers, maybe a hand or possibly their eyesight due to fireworks mishaps. When I was a young boy, the days leading up to the 4th of July were an important part of the male experience. It was our introduction to gunpowder. Procuring fireworks […]

June 27th, 2016

Orlando newsnado

We’ve just been through another “newsnado”. That’s when a story packs such a punch, is so large, so jarring, so frightening that every other story is left in its wake. That story, of course, being the Orlando atrocity. Suddenly long security lines at airports, barely a whimper; the Stanford sexual assaulter’s light sentence- he’ll serve […]

June 15th, 2016

The other 800-pound gorilla in the room

The latest social media sh.t storm going on concerns the killing of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo to “protect” a 3 year old who somehow fell into the ape enclosure. This is a scenario I’ve been talking about for years on the airwaves. My take on this case and all previous incidents is “what […]

May 31st, 2016

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

Is everything upside down or just more upside down than usual? This presidential election cycle completely embodies the words of Hunter S. Thompson,”when the going gets weird the weird turn pro.” On November 8th, I presume Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be our next president, but because we’re months away from that decision anything […]

May 11th, 2016

Gateway to summer

I don’t know where you live but here in Chicago the months of March, April, and May carry a lot of heft as the gateway to summer. When we see March in our headlights we feel spring is on the way with turning our clocks ahead, more daylight, abundant sunshine and warmer temperatures.   It’s what […]

May 2nd, 2016

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