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Italian Jackets

Monday, February 27th, 2006

As kids, we all rocked ’em. If you wanted any respect in this neighborhood, you had to wear one. You were cool if you had one. Well, I had one. So did Francesca and Frankie. We demanded them! This is a picture of Francesca and me and our first Italian jackets. Damn, we were cool!

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Eyes in the skies: Good press for Dad

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

Our neighborhood news source, the Near West Gazette, recently ran an article about a newer crime-fighting initiative by the Chicago Police Department. My father, Frank, a retired CPD detective, just happens to be involved in this program. Read the entire article here. Good work, Dad!

Priceless: The Truffle Shuffle

Saturday, February 25th, 2006
Below is the funniest scene from one of the classic movies of my childhood, The Goonies. I hope you all laugh as hard as I did when I found this!

Small victory, big inspiration

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006
I shed my first Olympic tears tonight. I'll admit, I have not watched as much of the Olympics as I have in the past, but tonight's performance by my paesano, figure skater Silvia Fontana, literally moved me to tears. ... [Continue reading this entry]

My kindergarten graduation

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

It happens every time Felicia comes over: we spend hours going through countless boxes of old pictures and we end up laughing so hard until we cry. We ... [Continue reading this entry]

Only Smart People Can

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006
Olny srmat poelpe can. Cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod ... [Continue reading this entry]

Leave the goats alone

Friday, February 17th, 2006
Reason #2,534 I hate frat boys: Frat Accused In Alleged Goat Sex Hazing Incident

Sunny Seattle

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006
Yes, you read that correctly. It was sunny in Seattle for the four days I was there. It was a long holiday weekend for me so I took advantage of it and flew out to the Pacific Northwest ... [Continue reading this entry]

One of the happiest days of the year

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006
Spring training camp opened for the Cubs today with pitchers and catchers reporting. This is always one of my favorite days of the year. Now the countdown begins: only 34 days until Opening Day.

More Africa photos

Saturday, February 4th, 2006
I thought I was finished with my Africa entries but I have to add one more to share these photos with everyone. They were taken by Jonathan Lieberman, a member of the BootsnAll party. His pictures ... [Continue reading this entry]