Tuesday, March 22, 2016


 Last Thursday, I was in a diner scene for the television show CHICAGO FIRE. It was an interesting time. I might be on screen in a booth across from three of the actors. Since they filmed at the Bridgeport Diner, on the corner of 35th & Halsted, there were also cameras rolling as we walked back and forth on either side of the street. Windiest day of the month, so I looked a bit like Nosferatu in my black trench coat.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016


A few days back I spent most of the day going to and from the doctor's office and didn't even see what Mark posted on my Facebook page until the post already had 37 likes. There I was, MIA. The book is finally going to be a reality.Crossroad Press, at a date to be determined soon.

Friday, March 4, 2016


I thought I would post a bit about the new place BGT is happening, and that would be courtesy of Jude Mire at Forte Framing & Gallery, just off of North Avenue and Western. It just took me a little longer than expected to find time to write up the post.

The many, many seascape paintings are by Jude's wife Jill Cooper. The artwork with the skulls is courtesy Eric Lower. Sculptures in the front window are by Brian Sperry, but the photos I took did not come out well, because there was reflections from the streetlights.

Big crowds, lots of readers, good stories to be heard. If you are in Chicago on Friday 18 March, the readings are from 7-10PM. If you are interested in buying some great art or getting something framed, you can reach Jude or Jill. I'm not writing any phone numbers down because I don't trust the NSA anymore.