Tell me a story

I have a big family, which means there is always a kid around. And while the terrible twos – and even-more-terrible thirteens- can be infuriating, there is something special about a kid’s imagination that makes it all worthwhile. Surrounded by grown-ups, I find myself...

No sleep till Brooklyn

There are over 300 million people living in the United States today, and over 60% live in cities. These urban locales range from major metropolises to smaller, still-blossoming centers. Like most people, I feel an affiliation to my city – its food, its sports teams,...

Time travel, novels, and history

Some of my favorite movies and books include time travel. From HG Wells’ “The Time Machine” to 1980s favorite “Back to the Future,” time travel transports our heroes to an unknown setting where they face adventure and confusion. I’ve never traveled through time, other...

Billy Gogan honored at book fest

“Billy Gogan” received an honorable mention at the 2018 New York Book Festival. Roger Higgins, author, was in attendance and had a chance to meet the other honorees. Congratulations Roger!  ...

Palace Grill

       On Saturday June 11, 2016, a heat wave rolled over the city of Chicago. It was well into the 90’s and you could cut through the humidity with a knife. As most Chicagoans are concerned, it was just a sunny summer day in the city. The weather didn’t...

The Great Famine

The Great Famine (Irish: an Gorta Mór) or the Great Hunger was a period of mass starvation, disease and emigration in Ireland between 1845 and 1852.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This