I’m excited to be hosting an open mic tonight, and even more excited that it is New Orleans Themed! The idea is that anything goes – it’s a variety mic, so the stranger the better. It happens every SUNDAY night, sign up at 9 PM, at Fifolet Cajun in Wicker Park. The cool thing – the … More Big Easy Variety Show
“What was that, that you just said?” “I said you’re not the woman I -” “Not that. About my name on a placard.” “No, I said NOT putting your name on a placard.” “About NOT putting my name on a placard, then.” “I said you’re not some martyr who deserves to have their name put up … More Dialogue
So our first show out of the gate was a wild success. Every single act more than delivered to a sold-out crowd, and I have tons and tons of people to thank for making it happen… The scheduled second performance, however, was dead in the water almost before it began. After failing to notice I’d … More What’s Going on with the CostaCoast show?
Springtime is nice, isn’t it? Everyone seems to look forward to those first light-jacket days and birdsong mornings. Spring is like watching Game of Thrones in reverse – “Winter is Leaving!” But it’s also full of false hopes. Themes of rebirth and resurrection make you think you’re going to start to take charge and fix those things you’ve always … More Springtime and Relationships – an essay
You’re not lost; you haven’t lost me,Just follow my tracks, try and keep up.“Don’t waste time” doesn’t just mean hurry,But live in front of a cloud of dust. You’re not lost, you’re right behind me,When this road forks take either way,No matter what I know you’ll find me,I won’t give up, I can wait all … More From Mom
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“I’ll never set foot in another sewing shop again!” Sarah Magnuson told herself as she watched her mother test the strength of yet ANOTHER piece of crafting felt. “I’m still not sure cats even SHOULD wear sleeves on their tails, no matter how much money is in it.” Then she looked up to see that … More Stories About Friends Part II: Sarah Magnuson
Ours was a quiet town, where folks could do no wrong. Even Evelyn Meachem’s boy Ralph, who never did have a real job, was always a good boy. He just mowed folks’ lawns for a dollar. And even though he mowed crooked, those folks that hired him wore those uneven yards as a badge of … More Stories About Friends Part 1: Ben Harpe
Dear Inmate Number 75309, Congratulations on the completion of your appeals hearings! We hope the experience was a rewarding one, and that you feel you know more about the Justice System now than you did coming into them. The Illinois Department of Corrections and the Office of the Attorney General will be reviewing your case … More A very important letter about your future.
“Pick one fencepost, and just keep going towards it.” This was Dad’s version of slow and steady, I guess. I was only eight, a quarter of the age of the tractor, but I was excited. I was getting to drive. And drive a tractor. Dreams do come true… The tractor was digging a narrow trench in which … More Fencepost