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A Minute with Michael

  • Swinging at Snow
    Looking for love islike swinging a sledgehammer atfalling snow. Stumble bums and break hearts,plead at the foot of someromantic ideal, “The Woman”with the bright eyes, easy smileand carefree sexuality. Begging for a shot at romantic love. “I b…
    - 4 days ago, 6 Dec 17, 10:21pm -
  • Culture Convulsion
    Every few years there’s a shudder that runs down society’s spine.  A tinglingnumbness that infiltratesthe culture, waiting below thesurface.  With each generation thatcomes of age, they discoverthe new outrage that theirparents never even consi…
    - 10 days ago, 30 Nov 17, 5:48pm -
  • How Do You Write About Thanksgiving?
    Here is it again,another Thanksgiving;a day set aside forcelebrating what unifies family,friends, co-workers, and the occasional stranger.Yet, how does one writeabout this Holiday?In this era of cultural sensitivityand being “woke”, (a despicable…
    - 18 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 7:34pm -
  • Dear People
    Dear People,do not be people. Do not admit to beingimperfect, fallible, or human. Value each person,but don’t be one,because that wouldimply imperfection. We must be above personor people, beyond reproach,and incapable of even the slightest judgmen…
    - 24 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 7:02pm -
  • Shaky at Best
    The cars herked and jerked,hmm… “herked”, is that evena word? It’s not.“Herky-jerky”, is appropriate todescribe the motion of the cars in traffic as I was originallyintending. But “herked” sounded better,but it’s not real. Something…
    - 31 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 7:09pm -
  • Death on the Moon
    To die on the Moon,that’s what I want.I want to drink a bottleof red wine, put on aspacesuit, spacewalk toa moon folding chair andsit, facing the Earth.And die.I want to see the planetI’ve called home in its fullnessand wholeness and try towork o…
    - 33 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 6:09pm -
  • Just an Idea I Like
    Miyamoto Musashi was a Samuraiborn around 1584 and was likely one of the greatest swordsmen that ever lived. Before his death in 1645 he wrotethe Dokkodo, or "The Way of Walking Alone", a book on self-discipline with 21 differentrules to live by.He m…
    - 39 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 7:06pm -
  • The Monster's Speech
    “Rwar, rah, raaarg-ha, graa-org,” shoutedthe Monster at the crowd. They pelted him with rocks andpoked at him with flaming torchesand pitchforks.“Naarragh, gree praa Haarrgrahag,”said the monster as he covered his hideous, malformed face from…
    - 40 days ago, 31 Oct 17, 4:01pm -
  • Halloween Dance
    Edgar Allen Poe and H. P. Lovecraftwere caught smoking in the parlorand Edgar kept yelling, “Nevermore”as he was escorted from the floor.H. P. vanished into thin air,reciting an incantation fromhis pocket Necronomicon,leaving more smoke on Edgar…
    - 47 days ago, 24 Oct 17, 4:57pm -
  • Monster Fight Instructions
    Zombie(Punch)Frankenstein’s Monster(Fire)Vampire(Punch)Sparkly Vampire(Punch & Stake)Creature from The Black Lagoon(Fishing Lure & punch)The Mummy(Punch)The Wolfman(Punch)Witch(Punch)Ghost(Punch the air)Skeleton(Punch)The Devil(Punch & Jesus)Findin…
    - 51 days ago, 20 Oct 17, 2:13pm -

Chicago Architecture

  • Here’s Why the Army May Scuttle Plans to Build a 51-Story Tower in The Loop

    Here’s Why the Army May Scuttle Plans to Build a 51-Story Tower in The Loop


    - 3 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 10:10pm -
  • Neighbors Say They Were Sandbagged by Beach Boardwalk Idea

    Neighbors Say They Were Sandbagged by Beach Boardwalk Idea

    Lovers in Chicago may soon have another choice for taking a romantic boardwalk stroll in the moonlight.  The Chicago Park District is floating an idea for a proper boardwalk at North Avenue Beach. Until now, the epicenter of wood-over-water hand-hol…
    - 4 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 6:15am -
  • Love It While You Can: Little Hope Left For The Woodruff Arcade Building

    Love It While You Can: Little Hope Left For The Woodruff Arcade Building

    Even though it’s not downtown, or downtown-adjacent, Edgewater is shaping up to be one of Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods.  New shops and infrastructure are going in, and it’s even made a recent appearance on HGTV’s House Hunters program. Bu…
    - 5 days ago, 6 Dec 17, 6:15am -
  • Video: Proposed Tribune Mega-Project Turned Into Animated Eye Candy

    Video: Proposed Tribune Mega-Project Turned Into Animated Eye Candy

    If you’ve been salivating over the prospect of Tribune Media (soon to be Sinclair Broadcasting) pulling off its proposed $700 million “technology campus” along the Chicago River, then grab another napkin. A new video has hit YouTube showing wha…
    - 5 days ago, 6 Dec 17, 6:14am -
  • Alderman Stalls One Chicago Square Towers

    Alderman Stalls One Chicago Square Towers

    Second Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins has asked that the $700 million One Chicago Square project be scotched from the agenda for the Chicago Plan Commission’s December 21st meeting.  At that meeting, the commissioners could have approved the project,…
    - 5 days ago, 6 Dec 17, 2:44am -
  • Opposition Growing Against Obama Museum Eating Jackson Park

    Opposition Growing Against Obama Museum Eating Jackson Park

    Just a day after the Chicago Sun-Times reported that the feds are going to examine the placement of the Barack Obama Presidential Center on a prime chunk of public park, neighbors are getting organized to save their green space. “Save the Midway”…
    - 12 days ago, 29 Nov 17, 6:15am -
  • Meeting Tonight Could Determine if Spectre Looms Over West Loop

    Meeting Tonight Could Determine if Spectre Looms Over West Loop

    The murky waters at the corner of Green and Lake should clear later today, when real estate developer Shapack Partners unveils its latest plan for the chunk of land in the hot West Town neighborhood. There have been several proposals for this locatio…
    - 12 days ago, 29 Nov 17, 6:15am -
  • Digging Dirt in the Future DuSable Park

    Digging Dirt in the Future DuSable Park

    Thirty years after Chicago Mayor Harold Washington named the spit of land along the Chicago River east of Lake Shore Drive DuSable Park, dirt is once again moving to make the vision a reality. There have been dozens and dozens of ideas floated for th…
    - 13 days ago, 28 Nov 17, 6:17am -
  • On TV Tonight: Baer in the Water

    On TV Tonight: Baer in the Water

    In a time when most Chicago media can’t be bothered to look out their window unless someone has been shot, WTTW’s Geofffrey Baer remains the face of Chicagoans interested in their city, its history, and what it looks like today. Bear hunters rejo…
    - 14 days ago, 27 Nov 17, 6:49am -
  • CTA Red Line Project Could Change the Edgewater Skyline

    CTA Red Line Project Could Change the Edgewater Skyline

    The Chicago Transit Authority plans to start work next year rebuilding a mile of Red and Purple Line tracks on the north side between Lawrence and Bryn Mawr.  It’s the first phase of the agency’s “Red Ahead” rebuilding program on the north…
    - 14 days ago, 27 Nov 17, 6:15am -