Every year, the month of March rolls around and threatens to age me. I’m not a big birthday party person, but I do like to mark my birthday in some memorable way. And this year, that way involved trekking two and a half hours west, to a small town called Mount Carroll, Illinois, which is […]
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As much as I love the fact that winter has ended and spring is here (despite what Mother Nature keeps sputtering at us in Chicago), I am sad to say goodbye, for now, to my latest addiction: curling. Not of the curling iron sort (I said goodbye to that in the 90s). This is of […]
Today, I listened to “No Coincidence, No Story!” on This American Life, and it inspired me to write up my own favorite coincidence story. In 2009, I needed to buy a larger vehicle. I was planning to move across the country, from Las Vegas to Chicago. All of my stuff was going to be transported […]
Happened upon Spanx for men at Nordstrom the other day and had to take a photo. Next step: Convince Neil to wear them so he can guest blog a review. Advertisements
Since we’re in the holiday spirit, I wanted to post a piece I wrote on my elf tour in Iceland. The following is published in the December issue of Luxury Las Vegas magazine: Elves on Ice In Iceland, the holidays are the best time to spot the elfin population. The ‘Hidden Worlds’ tour gives insight […]
It’s pumpkin patch season, and in Chicago, that means big business for area farms, who don’t just sell pumpkins, they sell admission to an entire autumnal carnival, chock-a-block with camel rides, pig races, pony rides, petting zoos, kettle corn, maize mazes and the list goes on. Tomorrow, I’m going to Goebberts Pumpkin Patch, which has […]