It’s now two months away from the Bruce Springsteen show at Wrigley Field. Now that my much-anticipated trip to Cape Cod is over, that’s the next big thing I have to look forward to. The Cubs are usually how I mark my time in the summer, and that won’t work this year. The heat waveContinue reading “Jake-on-the-spot”

You drive us wild, we’ll drive you crazy

I just learned today that my family and I will be going to Cleveland in May, and I finally will get to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Besides the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, that’s probably the only one that I would be interested in seeing. So it will be aContinue reading “You drive us wild, we’ll drive you crazy”

The day my life changed

There are moments in everyone’s life where a single event has far-reaching consequences. Things like “if I hadn’t gone to that party, I never would have met so-and-so.” As I think back on my own experience in life, I can point to one event that changed me like no other. It altered my body everContinue reading “The day my life changed”

An R.E.M. Remembrance

The news that R.E.M. broke up today really saddened me. They helped to mark my progression through adolescence and early adulthood, from trying to make sense of the Can’t Get there from Here video to reading about them in Rolling Stone to fumbling over the lyrics to It’s the End of the World as WeContinue reading “An R.E.M. Remembrance”