Michael, please. Not Mike. I was born and raised in Chicago. Even though I have not lived in the “Big City” since 1992, I still consider myself a Chicagoan (Go Bears!). Other than listening to music, I love to cook. Most weekends you can find me in my kitchen creating something. Nothing fancy, just something out of the ordinary. If you check out my blogs I will occasionally post a recipe I have created. Of course, I had to wire speakers in to my kitchen so I can have music playing while I create. Preferably some Jazz selections – Stanley Turrentine, Charlie Haden, Vince Guaraldi, and the like. When I am not cooking, you can either find me curled up on the couch watching a movie (Blues Brothers, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Goodfellas, Casino), or in my car just driving around.
Fifth Annual LakeShake Festival Announces ‘Next From Nashville’ Stage Lineup
Every year I get the privilege of attending and broadcasting from the Country LakeShake Festival in Chicago. Sure, its a thrill to see huge acts like Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, and Keith Urban. But my favorite part of the Country LakeShake Festival is the Next From Nashville stage.
How Many Days Until Spring?
How many days until spring?
Why Bread, Milk, and Eggs Disappear From Store Shelves When Snow Is Predicted
Most people are surprised when they go to the store during a snowstorm and see that all of the bread, milk, and eggs have been cleared from the shelves. What most people don't know is the story behind why those products vanish from the shelf...
2019 Country LakeShake Headliners Have Just Been Announced
To celebrate its 5th year, Country LakeShake has amassed a program of A-List talent.
Dylan Scott At Tanyard Gardens – Record Breaking Night
Did you help the Hannibal Jaycees break an attendance record? See pictures here:
This Quincy Attraction Was Named One Of Illinois Best
A recent Chicago Tribune article lists 20 must-see attractions in Illinois...and look who is featured!
Harry Truman’s Birthday – Should You Care?
Truman's birthday (officially called Truman Day) is treated as a statewide holiday, so many Missouri state and county related offices will be closed.
Apparently ‘World Naked Gardening Day’ Is An Actual Thing
Are you getting naked this Saturday? World Naked Gardening Day is the first Saturday of May and according to the World Naked Gardening Day website (NSFW), people are encouraged "to tend their portion of the world's garden unclothed as nature intended."
Oh Deer! Look Who I Spotted On My Way To Work
While driving to work, I saw an event that is not too common in the City of Quincy: deer running across 18th Street.
LaGrange Appreciation Day Announces Free Concert Headliner
The City of LaGrange will host another July 4th celebration. LaGrange Appreciation Day will feature a free concert with Confederate Railroad and Black Top South.