Announcing: Bizarre Fact Files

My newest publications are now available!

Bizarre Fact Files are pocket-sized books of Chicago neighborhood history and tidbits.

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Fact File volumes now available:


  • Bucktown

  • Wicker Park

  • Notable Neighbors

  • Notorious Neighbors

For sale now at Quimby’s bookstore (mail order and curbside pickup). #LoveYourLocals

For more info or to order directly, visit Bizarre Chicago

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Dr Fauci and Time Travel

Forbes is a questionable source of news (particularly tech news) and while this article is interesting, they are missing the obvious conclusion that Dr Fauci is a time traveller. Here are photos of the "two" men side-by-side. Fauci Time Traveller

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Our Will o’ The Wisp

Gale noticed it first, a strange ball of light dancing high in our living room. I immediately recognized it as as a legendary Will o’ The Wisp and grabbed the closest camera. (Which, thanks to a quarantine cleaning binge, was our old camcorder.)

Click the image below to view the video on Flickr.

Our Will o' The Wisp

Admittedly these apparitions — sometimes also called “spunkies” — are more typically seen outdoors. They are also known to lead humans to danger. In this manner, this one was true to its reputation, as it was a remarkably lovely day in Chicago and it was very tempting to defy the Governor’s “stay at home” order and venture outside. Fortunately, the Wisp vanished before tempting us further.

We remain alert in case it decides to return.


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A writing exercise milestone

For the past 800 consecutive days, I’ve written a story inspired by imagery provided by the toss of one or more Story Cube dice. Each story is exactly 30 words long. Here is today’s micro-fiction, #800:

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