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Thought Circus ::: Extraordinary Information About Our World | October 19, 2017

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Sins of our Fathers: The Legacy of a Cubs Fan

March 11, 2013 |

I am a Cubs fan. In some ways, it’s like a genetic disease. I got it from my dad, I’ll probably give it to my sons. I am an inheritor of over 100 years of futility. Of close calls and … Read More

Seasonal Food is Delicious Food

March 8, 2013 | 2

It’s that time of year when, while motoring through your neighborhood grocery store, you start tossing tomatoes and strawberries into your cart in hopes of the slight reprieve these summertime fruits might bring to the incessant winter weather.

When … Read More

Simple Recipe: Sauteed Shrimp

March 5, 2013 | 6.7

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This might be some of the best homemade sauteed shrimp I have ever had.

I had just bought a one-pound bag of shrimp from Trader Joe’s – I was a day too early for their shrimp and scallop bag…bummer.

Let’s get … Read More

My First Tattoo

March 5, 2013 |

Okay, this wasn’t my first tattoo. I have had plenty, but the only difference about this one is that it won’t wash off in the shower.

I have had the thought of getting a tattoo for about the past three months. … Read More

It’s Okay to Quit Your Job

March 4, 2013 | 4

I am a young, 20-something living in Chicago. My life is stretched before me and my expectations are high. Like most of my peers, graduating from college just a couple years ago was jarring. Suddenly we were thrust into the … Read More

Don’t Forget About Your Wife

March 2, 2013 |

My two goals in life are to be a good father and a good husband. A sub-goal is to do both at the same time. This seems like a fairly obvious statement for any man, but understanding isn’t the same … Read More

Find This Beer Friday: La Citrueille Celeste De Citracado by Stone/Elysian/The Bruery

March 1, 2013 |

Editor’s Note: Find This Beer Friday is a weekly series in which our craft beer-lovin’ contributors share their favorite (and sometimes hard-to-find) brews. We do our best to share a variety of beers that vary in taste, price, and availability. Live extraordinary … Read More

Dear Bread: I Love You, You’re Killing Me.

March 1, 2013 |

This is a letter I wrote in April of 2012 to a dear friend of mine: bread. It was one of those letters that you write but are too afraid to send.

You see, I made the choice to go … Read More

When I Was 20 I Discovered I Had Hips (Among Other Things)

February 28, 2013 |

I was raised conservatively and had no idea I had hips until I was 20. Even after this surprising discovery, I still had no idea how to use them.

This is the story of how I discovered and learned how … Read More

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus with Lemon Garlic Reduction

February 28, 2013 | 1

I get sad whenever someone tells me that bacon is unhealthy and that I shouldn’t eat it.

Not because I agree with them and lament my choice to partake in its porky goodness, but because its supposed “bad qualities” overpower … Read More