Baby Boomers

It was more than just “Walking on the Moon”

Buzz Aldrin walks on the moon, July 20, 1969 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Was it staged using sophisticated video technology or real?

It was more than just “Walking on the Moon” There have been many big moments in history that I remember with clarity as if they just happened. Yet the...

Let “Sub-Urban” voters vote for Chicago mayor

Garbage cans line the streets in Chicagos suburbs. Lined up the way they should be. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

Let “Sub-Urban” voters vote for Chicago mayor Or, how the Suburbs got their name. Suburban residents should have the right to vote to select Chicago’s next mayor since Chicago...

Men turn into zombie customers during last-minute holiday rush

Men shopping at a shopping mall. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Men turn into zombie customers during last-minute holiday rush As the calendar approaches the Christmas holidays, men experience a transformation, turning into addled, confused zombies desperately searching for the...

My ongoing love affair with soda pop

Author Ray Hanania with the love of his life, a bottle of soda pop

My ongoing love affair with soda pop Soda pop defines my buying habits. If the cost of soda pop is “comfortable,” I will spend all my money at a...

Year of JFK Truth, and because lies continue

Seconds before President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, by several gunmen. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia and the Library of Congress. President John F. Kennedy motorcade, Dallas, Texas, Friday, November 22, 1963. Also in the presidential limousine are Jackie Kennedy, Texas Governor John Connally and his wife, Nellie

Year of JFK Truth, and because lies continue Originally published in the Southwest News-Herald Newspaper on March 22, 2013. Remembering as the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination...

Finally, making a “confirmed killing” as a veteran

Orland Park Veterans commemorate Veterans Day. Photo courtesy of the Village of Orland Park

Finally, making a “confirmed killing” as a veteran As a veteran serving during the Vietnam War, I didn’t feel I was receiving the benefits that so many often brag...