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Opening Monologue: on mentorship

From the 1/13/18 Saturday Night Special program on WGN Radio: We tackle a variety of themes each week on the Saturday Night Special, from pop culture to politics. Sometimes, we pick the theme based on something we’re simply interested in, sometimes because a listener asked a questions that we’d like the answer to as well, […]

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You know you’ve made a new friend when you find out you’re both plant ladies and she whips out plants and gives you cuttings on the spot. Here, Cuban oregano, which is like mint, citrus, and oregano in one plant #nerdforplants
You know you’ve made a new friend when you find out you’re both plant ladies and she whips out plants and gives you cuttings on the spot. Here, Cuban oregano, which is like mint, citrus, and oregano in one plant #nerdforplants
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Greetings from Nashville

Yo, from Nashville. Indeed, Strangewaze is representing in Nashville this week! At the PCMA convention (the convention for convention and tourism pros– kinda meta-meta but it’s really quite cool), I presented a DIY video strategy workshop at the start of the conference at the gorgeous and LEED Gold-certified Music City Center, and have since been holding […]

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Tiny corner of conference call #watercolor I started this morning
Tiny corner of conference call #watercolor I started this morning
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Opening monologue: climate and weather

Opening monologue from Saturday Night Special on WGN Radio (listen to full show): With Hurricane Irma making landfall in mere hours in Florida after devastating the Caribbean… and with wildfires raging through significant patches of land west of the Mississippi River, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the environmental-related events happening in our world. […]

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This woman is delirious but she’s glad to be home and her curls and messy bun are onnnnn poiiiiiinnnnt (also I don’t know why “here’s my jaw” was the look I went with but here we are) #365feministselfie
This woman is delirious but she’s glad to be home and her curls and messy bun are onnnnn poiiiiiinnnnt (also I don’t know why “here’s my jaw” was the look I went with but here we are) #365feministselfie
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From the 8/26/27 Saturday Night Special on WGN Radio (listen): This week, millions of Americans turned their– hopefully protected– eyes skyward to observe the eclipse, and social media filled with blurry images of the event, stories about when the total eclipse last passed this way and of veteran reporters getting endearingly misty at the sight […]

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So glad to see the magnificent Chicago skyline early this morning after getting stuck overnight that I didn’t even care the descent was turbulent af or the guy next to me kept farting
So glad to see the magnificent Chicago skyline early this morning after getting stuck overnight that I didn’t even care the descent was turbulent af or the guy next to me kept farting
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Opening monologue: sleep

Opening monologue from 8/19/17 Saturday Night Special on WGN Radio (listen): Tonight on the program we’re talking about a subject that most of us want more of, few of us are getting enough of, and something that can have a bigger impact on our health and well-being than most of us realize: sleep. According to […]

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My grandfather, seen here fixing some shit in the 1940s. His funeral this week was packed with people, included the phrases “was a peacemaker” of his demeanor and “only wanted to help his comrades” in reference to fighting nazis, and a military service graveside. Later, we brought the folded flag to my grandmother, who was too frail to attend, and though her memory is sometimes just a flicker, she understood and pressed the flag against her face for a long time, then looked around the room, at all of us together, and whispered, “I have such a beautiful family, don’t I?” ❤️
My grandfather, seen here fixing some shit in the 1940s. His funeral this week was packed with people, included the phrases “was a peacemaker” of his demeanor and “only wanted to help his comrades” in reference to fighting nazis, and a military service graveside. Later, we brought the folded flag to my grandmother, who was too frail to attend, and though her memory is sometimes just a flicker, she understood and pressed the flag against her face for a long time, then looked around the room, at all of us together, and whispered, “I have such a beautiful family, don’t I?” ❤️
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Overnight radio, how I remember thee

Filling in last night on WGN Radio for Patti Vasquez, I jumped back into my old routine of hosting overnight radio on the 11pm to 2am shift. I did that shift just fine for a couple of years before moving to the Saturday 7-9pm weekly time slot I have now, and returning to it was […]

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Here you say it like “bWHOAlin”
Here you say it like “bWHOAlin”
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Opening Monologue: Organizations for Children

The following is a transcript of the opening monologue I do at the top of each show on WGN Radio. My show, the Saturday Night Special, is a single-topic program on which I discuss one topic all night. This week, I discussed organizations that serve children.

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We stopped at a place for food off the highway with red plastic booths and a “fruit-flavored smoothies” sign that was very decorated with Mardi Gras masks and green tinsel
We stopped at a place for food off the highway with red plastic booths and a “fruit-flavored smoothies” sign that was very decorated with Mardi Gras masks and green tinsel
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Opening Monologue: The Rejection Show

The following is a transcript of the opening monologue I do at the top of each show on WGN Radio. My show, the Saturday Night Special, is a single-topic program on which I discuss one topic all night. This week, I discussed rejection.

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Ammonite (now extinct, but think giant squid, like a nautilus) that my brother excavated from a work site. Sharpie for scale.
Ammonite (now extinct, but think giant squid, like a nautilus) that my brother excavated from a work site. Sharpie for scale.