Share in the great thoughts, Rich Paschall

What are your great and random thoughts on any topic? Comment below and remember the more random, the better. Also remember, I have to keep it civil, so you do too.

Donald Trump is on the cover of Esquire as “Hater in Chief.”  Has it come to the point in our history where we will elect someone we all agree is a hater?

Was Marco Rubio really born in Miami?  I want to see his birth certificate.

Ted Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and applied to formally renounce his Canadian citizenship, which happened May 14, 2014.  His father is Cuban.

Cruz was a complainer about whether President Obama was born in Hawaii and that his father was not American.

Where are the Cruz “birthers?”  Oh wait, those Republicans do not want too much egg on their faces.

Do you think all these random thoughts are easy?  I have to stop every three sentences and get a cookie.

Is it officially hot chocolate weather?

If my marsh mellows are left over from last year, can I still use them for hot chocolate?  S’mores?

If you do not have a team in the NFL play-offs do you really care?

Do you still watch the Super Bowl just for the commercials?

How many think a concert in the middle of the game is appropriate?  How about before the game so we can cut down on the six to eight hours of pre-game analysis on various networks.

Pre-game analysis on the NFL Network official begins two weeks before the game.

I still want to see the Super Bowl in a snow storm.

Will the NFL have their lawyers send me a cease and desist order for using the words “Super” and “Bowl” along side of one another?  I guess they are a rather unique combination of words requiring a trademark.

Giant flakes of wet snow look really nice coming down, until you have to shovel it up.

Healthy couples with healthy teenage children should be made to shovel their walks or face fines…just saying.

I don’t think I ever made a snow angel and I am not going to start in a wet snow.

I bought a ticket to see an act I never heard of (R5) so that I could see the opener, MAX Schneider.

There are many videos that will show off his singing better than this one, but this one is more fun.

I bought a ticket to see Steve Grand. I had written about the All-American Boy in the past, but never got a chance to see a live performance.


I am excited that Chicago is being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  I have seen them at many venues around town and I was never disappointed.

Chicago in Chicago, August 2014
Chicago in Chicago, August 2014

Tom Law supports some of his music videos via a website called Patreon.  That is where you can be a patron for each video for any amount you wish.  At a high enough level you get to chat with Tom and even get his music a little before it comes out.

Chicago is at the United Center in April.  I have never seen them there.  mmmmm?

Chicago Cub fever is already beginning.  It’s not even time for Spring Training.

Why does the election season have to be so long?  Why?

Why does the baseball season have to be so long?

Some “charities” I have never supported have sent me more mailings over the years than I could count.

Some charities I have supported have sent me so much mail I wonder if they have made any money off me.

Don’t bother telling charities to stop sending snail mail.  It doesn’t seem to help.  It seems to work for email.

I saw a facebook meme that claimed President Eisenhower ended segregated schools by executive order.  I guess they never heard of the Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education.

Here’s what I have to say about facebook memes.  “Snopes!”

A 19-year-old Australian boy, Joel Adams, seems to be moving up the charts with one of his own songs solely off social media hype by fans.  At first it did not do well and they were giving it away (I downloaded it.)  You can go to itunes for it now.

I guess it is tough to lip sync your own song.  That is what they are doing in the music videos.  Tom Law says when he does not get it just right, that’s when you cut to another angle or some shot where you do not see him singing.  Ooops, did I give away an industry secret?  Nah.

Winter, Chicago and this guy!

Author: Rich Paschall

When the Windows Live Spaces were closed and our sites were sent to Word Press, I thought I might actually write a regular column. A couple years ago I finally decided to try out a weekly entry for a year and published something every Sunday as well as a few other dates. I reached that goal and continued on. I hope you find them interesting. They are my Sunday Night Blog. Thanks to the support of Marilyn Armstrong you may find me from time to time on her blog space, SERENDIPITY. Rich Paschall Education: DePaul University, Northeastern Illinois University Employment: Air freight professional


      1. Random thoughts is a “brain easy” way of writing a piece. If you get it right, it’s food for thought for almost everyone. Rich, you got it right. I once did a random thoughts piece on a slow TV news day. I got it right. My Boss liked it. That was wrong.

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          1. Yes, Rich, it does! I especially enjoyed/enjoy the better sports columnists who do it. Peter Gammons, when he was writing for the Boston Globe as a regular, did terrific “..I was just thinking..” pieces.
            Obviously, a little skill and thought need to be invested. You have both.


  1. Random thoughts after reading your post…
    Hey, I like Chicago too. Thought Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is was brilliant at the time.
    I’m finding Trump’s success less funny than it was a month ago. I might even be frightened at this point.
    I’m 63 now and feel pretty good. Wonder if I’m about to start feeling older and that scares me too.
    Maybe I should do something about two fears creeping in to my day.

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  2. A constant random thought is what am I going to make for dinner? Will my friend Shelby like the song I did for her with her poem? Think I’ll rework the Phoenix painting – how appropriate – the Phoenix rises again. Now I’m off to get some groceries for the week.

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  3. random thought: for the first time in my life I have serious doubts about the voting system in this country: we have, at this point, two major contenders–one is a liar and a cheat, and one is a blowhard and a very bright loony. Terrified doesn’t even come close, for me, with Trump and Clinton. Which barrel of burning tar (being polite here) do we want to jump into?

    random thought: at 70 the body apparently does not recover from surgery nearly as quickly as it did at 30. Or 40. It’s annoying to be reminded of that, since the brain seems to be kicking along quite nicely otherwise.

    random thought: oh damh we really ARE having winter. I was hoping we’d miss it this year.

    random thought: hey, it’s winter. If I can get the dining room table cleared off, I can drag out the Legos. (big smile here) trouble is, it might take me until spring to do it.

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  4. Love it! I believe I may need to link to your post and write a random one of my own…. SO much in my head all the da*+ time. Just sayin’……

    BTW, the Trump thing is insane!! Where are we going in this country???

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