My homeless story, part 2

Posted by Paul Anderson | Saturday, February 28, 2009 @ 1:11 AM


The second part of my tale on going homeless for a night comes out Sunday. But that won’t be the end of it for me. I meant to try to keep the momentum going by helping our local homeless folks, but now I’m even more convinced I want to stay engaged in the cause after the torrent of feedback I received.

I’ve gotten so many calls and e-mails reacting to the piece. Most of them were positive, including one about a woman who works at a coffee shop who often befriends the homeless near the store. I’m going to follow up with her next week. I’m so eager to tell you that story because it’ll hearten even the most cynical of you out there.



Posted by Paul Anderson | Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 9:55 PM


I was driving home the other night listening to XM-Sirius’ POTUS station (one of my favorites) as they ran a news conference held by Illinois’ newest blowhard, idiot politician now that Gov. Rod Goodbye-a-vich has been impeached. Regular readers will know who I’m talking about — Roland “freakin'” Burris. The “emburrisment” of Chicago politics.


Stay positive

Posted by Paul Anderson | Wednesday, February 25, 2009 @ 9:54 PM


“Stay positive.”

That expression is a running joke with a couple of friends of mine. Once while visiting them in New York my friend and I were engaged in a sort-of game of dozens, childishly insulting each other — all in fun, of course. Finally, his wife, a little more than annoyed at this adolescent nonsense, said, “Stay positive.” Whenever we start veering down that path, we’ll all say it practically in unison.

But sometimes, I have to be reminded of that for real.


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