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I mainly write about comedy for the Chicago Tribune.

I wrote about racing events (and theater/comedy) for NewCity for a while and originally started this blog so I could put up pictures or comments about anything that I couldn't include in an article or race review. Now I spend much more time indoors writing about indoor things.

This was me at every racing event taking notes and avoiding eye contact:
Chinatown 5K

5K for Earth Day

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