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Read My F*cking Book [Reviews]

I recently had stickers made based on a blog post from 2016 called “Read a Fucking Book”. I made bleeped and unbleeped versions to appeal to different tastes. My coworkers love anything free, so they’ve been scooping them up. One of them asked me, “What’s your blog about? Do you review books?” I actually do […]

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America, I Hate You (America, I Love You)

A few months ago, it occurred to me that I’d been going out and drinking more than usual. “I’m just busy”, I thought. “I say yes to people too often.” And while that’s true, I was a bit too willing. Usually, I’m happiest when I’m being productive and earning my cocktails. (To be clear, I […]

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Your Suburban Apathy

I grew up in Chicagoland. That’s actually what they call it. And by it I mean the great sprawl of suburbs surrounding Chicago. It never occurred to me that “Chicagoland” might sound funny to outsiders until I moved away at 25. It sounds like an amusement park; one that features a 90’s themed Chicago Bulls […]

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Sammon Says: Unsolicited Dating Advice

Remember when I started an advice column, gave some advice, and then stopped for months and months and months? Well, I’m not a quitter! (Yet…) Before I get back to questions, I want to dole out some totally unsolicited dating advice. Last week, I had lunch with one of my [single] friends, Maggie. We talked […]

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What’s Ours

While I agree that there are far more important things to be outraged over than the Mike Pence v. Hamilton showdown, it did bring to mind something I’ve been mulling over for awhile. Reagan used “Born in the USA” during his campaign and Springsteen asked him to stop, HW Bush was shut down from using […]

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Someday

Anthony Bourdain once said about Chicago, “This one of the truly most awesome cities in the world…it’s like the greatest city in America.” Chicago will always be home. I grew up 15 minutes outside the city limits, went to undergrad there and lived in my first apartment there, overlooking the lake on the North Side. […]

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Sammon Says: Grow a Spine

Welcome to the FIRST EVER advice post on Sammon Says!!!! Thank you to “Spineless in Seattle” for writing! Here goes… Dear Kate/Sammon Says, I’ve always struggled with failure. And the fear of that failure has determined how I live much of my life. I’ve recently decided to make some changes – primarily by doing the whole “fake […]

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