A happy hour

A happy hour

On the night they smuggled martinis into their grandmother's assisted living center, Katherine, Vinnie and their cousin Lizzy armed themselves well. Having planned meticulously, they knew precisely how much time they had to clear the lobby, bypass the dining room and make their way up to the second floor. They moved swiftly wearing intentionally soft [...]

A weekend in High School Wonderland

A weekend in High School Wonderland

High school theatre director Ron Parker sets high standards in his productions. Period costumes must conform to the time period. Period. Lighting. Sound. Set design. Blocking. Elocution. Make-up. Hair. He envisions each element, solicits input from his cast and crew, and then oversees the installation of each nail, the stroke of each paint brush. These [...]

Don’t blame Ditka. Don’t blame Munn. (A post by Vinnie)

Don’t blame Ditka. Don’t blame Munn.  (A post by Vinnie)

Thirty-two days ago I began a journey into my first career outside of my native Wisconsin. I left the Badger State / America’s Dairyland / Heaven-On-Earth to be an employee of Cumulus Media’s four Chicago radio stations; 97.9 WLUP, 101.1 WKQX, 94.7 WLS-FM, and 890 WLS-AM. Already a fish out of water as a Wisconsinite in [...]