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Rise Against bassist Joe Principe shares a pizza in a strip mall lot

Rise Against’s Joe Principe sits shotgun for a trip to Chicago suburb Downers Grove. We visit Dan’s Pizza, an awesome mom & pop carry-out pizza place tucked into a nondescript strip mall. 54 more words

Music Guests

Thinking About Moving to the Burbs? Think Again!

I love watching Difficult People on Hulu. Billy Eichner is super talented and I absolutely love his dead pan in your face put downs. Occasionally I watch “Billy on the Street” with my oldest son and we laugh at how he just puts it out there. 1,300 more words


Sex In The Suburbs #1

OK, this article is titled: “Sex in the Suburbs” but it should really be called: “I’m too old, and too tired, to have an affair”. 156 more words


Suburbian Secret

So, I have been on house/pet sitting duty for 2 weeks now, in the house where I grew up. I’m running on little sleep (privileged dogs and cats waking me up on the hour every hour) and lots of caffeine/ boredom induced, hyperactive spells of spinning in circles, craving human conversation, company or an old fashion/Chablis delivery boy at 7pm sharp every night. 899 more words



The landscape was desolate.  A dirty swamp surrounded by an empty subdivision of cookie-cutter houses, so close together their future occupants would probably be able to hand a cup of sugar to a neighbor out of the window.   66 more words

Flash Fiction


One week ago today, I turned 27. That number is interesting. There are a lot of takes on what it means. It’s the age our parents’ generation probably claims to be, complete with a sly grin and practiced chuckle, to the ID-checking waitress at dinner. 749 more words