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On The Move Again

After moving this blog over to ChicagoNow, my personal blog is on the move again.  The newest home for “Big Tiny World” is my TV home.  My bosses at WGN-TV described the change as “coming home”.   Good thing all of these words are easier to pack up than heavy furniture and outdated clothes.

Please visit the new home of “Big Tiny World” at WGN.  You are welcome to come over anytime!


05 2011

Yoohoo, Over Here!

I haven’t forgotten about this website.  However, the majority of my regular posts are over at my Big Tiny World blog.  Please check in over there.  Thanks!


10 2010

BT Helps WGN Help MDA

Kicking things off in Chicago.

Not only did I get to watch much of the MDA Labor Day Telethon this year, I helped to host the local broadcast out of Chicago.  A Big Tiny contribution brought a big personal return.  Click here to link to Big Tiny World at Chicago Now. Thanks!


09 2010

Back to School: Why the Fuss?

I may dread “Back to School” season even more as a parent than as a student.  The focus on new supplies and clothes and STUFF drives me crazy.  Little, if any, of it is necessary. They are heavily tilted to the “want” category and not the “need”.

Summer's over. Get to school!

My 8th grade daughter started classes last week.  We bought her the recommended package of school supplies for her grade level.  She bought herself a new backpack with her own money and I bought her two shirts.  I had planned to buy just one but it was buy one, get one half off at American Eagle.  And I got 15% off my entire purchase by using the new Shopkick app.

As part of the Yahoo! Motherboard, I was encouraged to write about this pivotal time of the year for our kids.  I spent most of this month in China working on a project while procrastinating about writing this post.  But here it is, ready to go on the final day of August, like a term paper turned in right before the due date.

My parents were always very matter-of-fact about school.  They worked hard at their jobs and I was expected to work hard at mine – do well in school and go to college.  I didn’t get new pens or backpacks every year.

This post was inspired by the Yahoo! Motherboard and this month’s focus on… school.  Ugh.


08 2010

Big Tiny World on the Other Side of the World

Part of the Shanghai skyline.

After spending the past two weeks in China, I am about to board a flight back to Chicago… Sweet Home Chicago.  I didn’t have the time to cross post my blogs from Big Tiny World.  << That link will take you to my final post from Shanghai.  Just click through the previous posts to find out why I came to China in the first place.

It’s been an incredible time.  I am returning with two super-packed suitcases and a brain full of great memories.  Xie xie, China!


08 2010

Blog About a Blog About a Blog

After taking part in a unique writing project, I blogged about it. Now, I’m blogging here about that blog at ChicagoNow which is about my blog for the3six5 project.  Please click here to hopscotch over. Thanks!


07 2010

My Sondra Solarte Wedding Album

Mr. and Mrs. Donahue!

It was a beautiful day for a wedding.  Congratulations to my dear friends, Sondra Solarte and Jim Donahue.  Click here to link to my blog at ChicagoNow.  Thanks!


07 2010

Filling In for the Fill-in

View from the WGN anchor desk.

Why we must always expect the unexpected in the news business: Click here to link to this Chicago Now blog.  Thanks!


07 2010

Scenes from Traffic School

Easiest class ever.

Interesting lessons in defensive driving and human behavior in traffic school.  Click here to steer over to my blog at ChicagoNow. Thanks!


06 2010

The Care and Feeding of the Crew

Lots o' live trucks to cover the Taste.

Covering the Taste of Chicago is always one of the yummiest assignments of the year.  Click here to see why it was also convenient given one of the crew guys I was assigned.


06 2010