Welcome back

As I said, I’m still making changes here but I’m officially relaunching this blog as a place for longer pieces about the professional and the personal. When I first started this blog on Blogger in 2007, it was media-focused. Around 2009 and into 2010, the frequency of my writing here decreased. I’d been spending more time on Twitter and most days it was enough of an outlet for me. Plus, I was pretty unhappy at my job at this time and after a day spent in media I wasn’t much interested in writing about it. When I got fired, I really got going on my Tumblr blog and I kept this space for more personal posts or text versions of readings I’d done around town.

I’m hoping to bring all of this together here now, including my work on Twitter and Tumblr.

The categories are, for the most part, self-explanatory. Uncategorized is a place for housekeeping matters, life updates and stuff that just doesn’t fit anywhere else.¬† Some things aren’t quite in their right places after the move but that’s life.

Speaking of, my efforts to redirect all the links from my old blog to the new were for naught despite three nights of trying. So I’m leaving the old blog up until I end up in the hospital with a broken leg and have so many hours to kill that I fix all the links manually. Until there, here is a selection of posts from over the last four years of this blog (links for which have all been updated).

The day my daughter Abigail was born.

When Erin and I got married on the Internet (not really).

My Paper Machete pieces on the Chicago mayoral race and Rahm Emanuel.

The evolution of my thoughts on the color pink, why comic books are for girls and how to find superheroines for your daughter to emulate.

Why I think social media is important for journalists.

How I learned to stop worrying and love the Christmas.

I might be the reason why Lady Gaga is blonde now.

Open letters to a guy at my gym, Marilyn Manson and Nine West.

The time I met Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan and he was really nice.

A deconstruction of the announcement that a guy in a Filipino Journey cover band would be the new lead singer of…Journey.

My issues with R. Kelly, Parts 1 and 2.

1000 words on The Ultimate Coyote Ugly Search.

The time I offered free non-alcoholic beer on Craigslist. And who I gave  it to.

80s metal, starring White Lion and Lita Ford.

A really good recipe for salmon burgers.

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