Adventures in Advertising

One Big Break Leads To Another
One Big Break Leads To Another

After surviving the third worst winter in Chicago weather history in 2013/2014, I’ve been looking forward to spring break since January. The big piles of ...

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Popular Science
Popular Science

My father could fix anything. On weekends, I used to go with him to a machine shop on Elston Avenue to watch him pull maintenance ...

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Bumping Into Someone
Bumping Into Someone

Someone accidentally bumped into me a few weeks ago, and it set off a chain of pleasant memories. It was below zero and I was ...

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Sid Caesar is Kaput!
Sid Caesar is Kaput!

DATEN LOGIN: LOS ANGELES, FEBRUARY 12, 2014 “Der Zuper-Duper dooble talking yuken mensch, Sid Caesar, schlept und schlipt und vill bekomen mist. Der laffen ist ...

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Word Play
Word Play

Everybody has a teacher that made a difference in their life. I had several, but my junior year English teacher made a big difference in ...

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Cerny: California Bound
Cerny: California Bound

I don’t remember the first time I was in California because my family drove there when I was first born. Each year, my father would ...

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My Victorian Painted Lady
My Victorian Painted Lady

I always admired Victorian homes, and I wanted to buy one some day. My grandparents moved to Chicago in the late 1800’s, and much of ...

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Character Building Experiences
Character Building Experiences

I guess I like watching Downton Abbey so much because I developed an interest in Victorians during my college years. I found the colorful repressed ...

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