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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.

My Poetry

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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Sometimes, When I’m Bored, I Google

Sometimes, When I’m Bored, I Google

Google has an interesting feature I use when I need a little inspiration or when I feel like looking for something, but I don't know what I want to look for. Open the Google search page and just click on the bar that says, "I'm Feeling Lucky." Usually, I don't enter...

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I Have a Little Running Joke with My Granddaughter

I Have a Little Running Joke with My Granddaughter

My granddaughter and I have a lot of fun when we're together. I have a number of running jokes I use with her. For instance, I try to use her name at least once in any story I read her. I also try to change something in the story. That way I know if she's paying...

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Proud to be an American

Proud to be an American

If tomorrow all the things were gone I'd worked for all my life And I had to start again with just my children and my wife I'd thank my lucky stars to be living here today 'Cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can't take that away And I'm proud to be an...

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There are Rules… and Then There May Be Rules

There are Rules… and Then There May Be Rules

It often seems to me Twitter should suspend Donald Trump's Twitter account for violation of Twitter's Rules. It seems to me he has often violated these two rules. Abuse: You may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so. We...

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Living in a “Pleasant” Area?

Living in a “Pleasant” Area?

Right now, I'm fortunate enough to be living in one of the most pleasant places in the United States, even though I'm barely able to afford living here. That's why I'm considering moving to an area that is only 25% as pleasant, but much more affordable. Where I am now...

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The Only President Who…

The Only President Who…

I found part of this list in Reader's Digest: There's only one President Who: ... became a six-star General: George Washington. ... was President for only 30 days: William Henry Harrison. ... was a life-long bachelor: James Buchanan. ... received a patent: Abraham...

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The Ghosts of Chicago White Sox Drafts Past

The Ghosts of Chicago White Sox Drafts Past

Although Major League Baseball has been around since 1869, the baseball draft is relatively new. I would have thought it started in the 1930s or maybe 1950s, but the first Free Agent Amateur draft was in 1965. Thus, tomorrow's Major League Baseball draft which begins...

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110 Fun Facts from Th Fact Site

110 Fun Facts from Th Fact Site

Bet you didn't know today is "Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day"... Here a 100 things you might know, but... then again, you might not. Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour. In the UK, it is illegal to eat mince pies on Christmas Day!...

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Bowling, Handicaps, Sandbagging, and Pride

Bowling, Handicaps, Sandbagging, and Pride

I did something at the bowling alley yesterday I'm quite proud of, but maybe I shouldn't be. After you read this tell me, should I have been proud of what I'd done? It was the first day of the Senior Summer League bowling. It's a day of some excitement for new...

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Nature and Your Mental Health

Nature and Your Mental Health

What this is saying, is get off your derrière and get outside. Take a walk, go on a hike, jog someplace, or at the very least sit on your front porch or steps. Spend a moment looking at the trees, plants, flowers, water, clouds, or maybe the ants crawling along the...

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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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