Big Head

When I was in Fifth Grade, I was coming out of the bathroom one day and a fourth grader, Todd McWilliams, looked up at me and said… “Hey Big Head!” Big Head? I have a big head? Like physically? Or, a big head because I’m overconfident? I never told anyone

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The Green Mill

Every Thursday night you can re-visit the past and feel like you are in Chicago circa 1939. The Green Mill has tons of history connected to it and it’s one of my favorite places in the city. Join me along with Amanda Wolff, David Sherman, Matt Lewis, Rugani and the The

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Meet Me in St. Louis

My official favorite movie of all time is MGM’s “Meet Me In St. Louis” starring one of the best casts ever put together for a film. Visually rich and in beautiful technicolor, Director, Vincent Minnelli composes picture perfect scenes. I love it. I found a blog called “The Blonde at the

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My Oz Books

I have been collecting Oz books for most of my life. I remember going to the wonderful old library in my home town when I was a kid. It had once been one of those grand “Meet Me in St Louis” type houses (except in Dundee, Illinois where I grew

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Jim Shore’s Oz

Jim Shore figurines. My brother Paul got me these for Christmas a few years ago. I usually am very picky about Oz stuff. These were so unique and clearly inspired by the movie, that I loved them immediately. I went to his website and it looks like these are not

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