The Herald-Starhttp://www.heraldstaronline.comTop Blogsen-usWed, 23 Apr 2014 15:13:28 EDTWed, 23 Apr 2014 15:13:28 EDT'Chicago Fire' makes me smell the smoke'Chicago-Fire'-makes-me-smell-the-smoke.htmlMaybe I've said a little of this before, but it's coming near the end of the second season for "Chicago Fire." <P> Everyone involved in that show deserves a big handshake from firefighters.Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:09:58 EDTAgendas and agendas. And JPII normally don't get much into the whole '"the media has an agenda" thing, given that I'm in the media and I swear my "agenda" is pinned to my sleeve right next to my heart when it comes to this blog, a place where I try to point out the fallacies...Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:47:06 EDTIn praise of Chef Alex, her lamb and Twitter,-her-lamb-and-Twitter.htmlEaster Sunday is one of the more hectic kitchen times in our house. In the good old days of youth, I let my mom, and then my wife, do everything while I sat on my behind like a king, waiting for the yummy stuff from the kitchen.Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:43:57 EDTWhining about a bunt? admittedly am not a huge baseball guy. <P> Like the game. Not in a hurry to go watch a professional one. Like watching the local high school kids get after it. <P> But, being a sports enthusiast, I follow the game and understand it ...Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:02:35 EDTThanksgiving turnpike speeder safely hospitalized for now too much surprise, the young man who is accused of sending an elderly Ohio couple to their fiery deaths in their minivan while driving home on Thanksgiving night on the Ohio Turnpike has been declared incompetent to stand trial.Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:52:58 EDT