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Chicago. About Chicago – Sports, Food, Architecture, Memories.<br>
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Stories, mostly very short, less than 2,000 words. To read more of my fiction, Click Here.

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I dabble in poetry. It may not be any good, but mostly it is. If you’d like to read more of my poetry, Click Here.

Caledon Pritz

Caledon Pritz writes some stupid stuff. He reworks famous quotes. He make up famous quotes. My alter ego, Caledon wants to be famous. So I’m giving him the chance, Click Here.

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Falling Asleep Again, Always Wanted To, What Am I to Do, Can’t Do It

Falling Asleep Again, Always Wanted To, What Am I to Do, Can’t Do It

When I was younger I’d have trouble sleeping if something important was supposed to happen the next day. Now that I’m older about the only thing that’s every “important the next day” is an early morning doctor’s appointment. Otherwise, any problem falling asleep seems to go in cycles for me. I’ll have many days, a week sometimes where I’ll be asleep minutes after my head hits the pillow. Then I’ll have a series of day where I’ll fall asleep but wake in the middle of the night and not be able to fall back asleep.

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Where Do You Get Your Ideas, etc…

Where Do You Get Your Ideas, etc…

Cormac McCarthy Has a Unique (and Tasty) Writing Process This sounds a bit like the story Theodore Geisel, Dr. Seuss, told when someone asked him where he got his ideas: "I get all my ideas in Switzerland near the Furka Pass. There is a little town called Gletsch, and...

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How Much Would You Pay for This?

Here's my question for today: How much would you pay for this? It's a Cheeto. Just one, not the whole bag. It does have an unusual shape. Would you give someone $1 for it? Maybe $5 if someone else was going to buy it for a buck? Would you spend $100 for it? Can you...

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The 20 Best Desserts in Chicago

The 20 Best Desserts in Chicago

From humble to haute, these sweets deliver pure pleasure. I've been missing Chicago for a long time now. Southern California is great for the weather, the beaches, and the mountains. That's been enough to keep me here, but I miss Chicago's sports scene, its...

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Radio and Other Bloopers

Radio and Other Bloopers

This blooper video brought back memories of terror, embarrassment, and laughter. Having worked off and on for more than 20 years in broadcasting, mostly as a radio announcer and newsperson, I'm well aware of how embarrassingly funny a blooper can be, especially when...

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Writing Is Not Easy

Writing Is Not Easy

When I was in 7th grade I won (it wasn't exactly a victory) the award for worst handwriting. My teacher predicted I would be a doctor. At the time, that seemed like as good an idea as any. Although I also wanted to be a dancer, lawyer, baseball player, and...

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Awareness

Awareness

"Life is a process, not a substance, and it is necessarily temporary. We are not the reason for the existence of the universe, but our ability for self-awareness and reflection makes us special within it." ~ Sean Carroll, physicist

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When I Started

writing this blog I thought I would write about Chicago, mostly about Chicago sports, because I grew up in the Chicago area and even though I haven't lived there for more than 30 years I still closely follow all sports Chicago (with the exception perhaps of the...

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A Matter of Perspective

Sometimes I see something and my mind simply does not compute. This is a picture of the John Hancock Center in Chicago. Just looking at it makes me dizzy. When I saw this picture, I wondered how the photographer managed to take it.

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St Patrick's Day in Chicago

Most people are aware that Chicagoans go crazy on St. Patrick's Day. Everybody wears green, has green frosted donuts for breakfast, green frosted cookies and cup-cakes for snacks, corned beef and cabbage for dinner. They watch the St. Patrick's Day parade, walk past...

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Wheat Free Crepes

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Did you know Crepes are not pronounced like Crayps. Rather the correct French pronounciation is Creps. I know, back in second or maybe third grade you were taught to change the sound of that first ‘e’ if there was another ‘e’ in the last sylable (or near the end) of the word. As far as I’m concerned you can keep saying Crepes anyway you want.

I’ve made these with Garbanzo Bean Flour

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Sayings of Caledon Pritz

Not Guessing

“Got my glasses fixed yesterday. I’m really pleased cuz they were cleaned, too. Now I’m not guessing as much when I drive.” ~ Caledon

Barking

“I thought the neighbor’s dog finally went to sleep, but apparently, there was still another hours worth of important barking to do.” ~ Caledon Pritz

Closure

Maybe you’re waiting for closure, even though you’ve already gotten it.” ~ Caledon Pritz

Waste

Life’s a waste of time.” ~ Caledon

Applause

If no one applauds when you walk on stage, does that mean you aren’t there?” ~ Caledon Pritz

Being Old

A man is not old until his ears are too big for his head.” ~ Caledon

Dreams

If you’re not building your own dreams, then whose are you building?” ~ Caledon Pritz

For Some

For some life is a catastrophe, for others it is merely an apostrophe.” ~ Caledon Pritz

Look Out…

“Be careful Mrs. Butterworth, things could get a bit sticky around here.” ~ Caledon Pritz

Gifts

Don’t let the past steal your gifts.” ~ Caledon Pritz

Caviar or Peanut Butter

A $200 ounce of caviar is no more filling that a 20¢ ounce of peanut butter.” ~ Caledon Pritz

The Day

“Either you run the day, or you run away.” ~ Caledon

Yesterday

Yesterday might have been terrible, but stop fretting about it. You made it to today, and that’s good.” ~ Caledon Pritz

Life

A difficult thing about life is letting things be what they are rather than trying to make them what you want them to be” ~ Caledon Pritz

Life… Again

“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% what happens to you, or is it the other way around?” ~ Caledon Pritz

Funny Thing

“Funny, but the more I worry about what other people think, the more I become somebody else.” ~ Caledon Pritz

Faith

“Faith is the art of holding on to things in spite of your changing moods and circumcision.” ~ Caledon Pritz

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