Friday, November 11, 2016
Journeys Into Passing: Leonard Cohen

Passing: Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen, the hugely influential Canadian singer and songwriter whose work spanned five decades, died at the age of 82. Wrote Rolling Stone of the Westmount, Quebec born Cohen: Cohen was the dark eminence among a small pantheon of extremely influential singer-songwriters to emerge in the Sixties and early Seventies. Only Bob Dylan exerted a Read Article

Posted by: Admin November 11, 20162:30 am
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Journeys Into Unusual US polling places include beauty salons, laundromats

Unusual US polling places include beauty salons, laundromats

Americans typically vote in schools and government buildings, but not everyone. The US Election Assistance Commission suggests that a polling place “should be located close to major traffic arteries for easy access.” There’s nothing in the guidelines to stop election officials from picking restaurants, garages, or laundromats, and sometimes that’s exactly where voting takes place Read Article

Posted by: Admin November 8, 20163:07 pm
Friday, November 4, 2016
Journeys Into Passing: Kay Starr

Passing: Kay Starr

Kay Starr, the self-described hillbilly singer who crisscrossed jazz, country, pop, blues and rock ’n’ roll in the 1950s with hits like “Wheel of Fortune” and“Rock and Roll Waltz,” died on November 3 at her home in Los Angeles. She was 94.   ShareFollow

Posted by: Admin November 4, 201611:27 am
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Journeys Into On Witches, Witchcraft and Salem

On Witches, Witchcraft and Salem

Halloween’s always a bit different here. It’s a little scarier, a little spookier, the kids a little quieter.But that’s to be expected. Wouldn’t you feel the same way if you were to spend Halloween in “the home of witches”. That’s how it is in Salem, Massachusetts, site of the infamous witch hunts of the 17th Read Article

Posted by: Admin October 26, 20166:43 pm
Monday, October 24, 2016
Journeys Into Frustrated by the Election ? Let’s eat…

Frustrated by the Election ? Let’s eat…

I  tend to eat too much out of frustration. My wife continues to call me out on it, and I keep promising to be better. But watching the news, and the challenges of balancing a home budget and the kids….Well, you know. Anyway, it is interesting that in a time long before Twinkies and other Read Article

Posted by: Admin October 24, 20161:32 pm
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Journeys Into Feel Good Story in Cleveland As Well

Feel Good Story in Cleveland As Well

Chicago and the Cubs are everyone’s sweethearts – and for good reason. Last World Series appearance in 1945; last World Series win in 1908. It’s been a long time. But on the other side of the match up it’s a pretty good story too. The last time the Cleveland Indians won a World Series was Read Article

Posted by: Admin October 23, 20163:40 am
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Journeys Into A Special Moment In Time

A Special Moment In Time

Hard to overstate what these days mean to loyalists on the North Side of Chicago. How many years and generations of disappointment ? Cub fans know and feel it. For the rest of us, this video recalling Jack Brickhouse gives one a bit of an idea what it’s been like over  the years – the Read Article

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Friday, October 21, 2016
Journeys Into The House of Tomorrow Gets A New Tomorrow (Via WBUR)

The House of Tomorrow Gets A New Tomorrow (Via WBUR)

The “House of Tomorrow,” designed for the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair’s Century of Progress Exhibition, was named a National Treasure this week by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. When it was built it was one of the most innovative and influential buildings in modern architecture, filled with the latest technology and appliances. But it’s Read Article

Posted by: Admin October 21, 20167:00 pm
Friday, October 21, 2016
Journeys Into The One Parking Meter Town

The One Parking Meter Town

It is now over  three decades since the first release of “On the Road with Charles Kuralt” (Putnam, 1985), which was based on the long time popular series on CBS Television. This posting is part of an occasional series re-visiting places Kuralt visited back then, but seem to have been overlooked and forgotten over time. Read Article

Posted by: Admin 5:04 pm
Friday, October 21, 2016
Journeys Into “Broomcorn Capital of the World” & Home of the Lawn Rangers

“Broomcorn Capital of the World” & Home of the Lawn Rangers

It is now over  three decades since the first release of “On the Road with Charles Kuralt”, which was based on the long time popular series on CBS Television. This posting is part of an occasional series re-visiting places Kuralt visited back then, but seem to have been overlooked and forgotten over time. Arcola, Illinois Read Article

Posted by: Admin 3:46 pm