David Herman

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Born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in Chicago, Illinois. I grew up in a neighborhood that was made up of immigrants from the “Old Country” They were Germans, Polish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Irish, and the prominent religions were Jewish and Catholic. I grew up with 100’s and 100’s of Grandparents. for wherever I went as a child, someone knew my parents and Grandparents. These people are from who I learned about values and respect. I was a Single parent for many years of two wonderful sons. We had many challenges to face. At one point we lived in a shelter in Chicago. The Ark, was a program set up by the Jewish Foundation to help homeless people of all ethnicities. Many people were from Europe and Russia. It was here, I got the itch to write a children’s story called “The Sleepyland Slide”. My writing is geared more towards human interest stories. It’s not hard to pull from my memories of my own life. I also love old people. They have such fascinating stories that relate directly to the history of the world. I have to give the following credit for influencing my writing skills. The Marx Brothers, The 3 Stooges, Laurel and Hardy, the Usual Gang of Idiots at Mad Magazine, and my Uncles Marty and Eddie who were constantly being yelled at by my Aunt for telling jokes at the dining room table. Over the years, I’ve been a Lithographer, Certified Nursing Assistant, a Massage Therapist, and a Truck Driver. My hobbies include collecting vintage children’s books, photography, and eating homemade chocolate chip cookies.

Happy Father’s Day

It is June 18th…Father’s Day. Millions of fathers will be celebrated for being “Dad.”  There will be picnics with ice-cream, foaming beer, and memories—  of those whose children are grown and are adults now themselves. These grown men, such as...

Young Arsonists Strike Historical Joliet IL Prison

Arsonists set Massive Fire Consuming Part of Joliet Correctional Center located in Joliet IL. It is believed two young males set the fire which burned down a section of the old prison. One has been arrested according to ABC News reports. The prison was opened in 1858...

WAL-MART RACIAL JUSTICE?

I was amazed at the audacity of the ACLU to connect climate change to racial justice, otherwise known as racism. Where the two connect, I have no idea. But it did remind me of my visit to Wal-Mart the other day worthy of now writing a letter to the CEO. Dear Mr....

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE ON THAT

I consider myself to be a Burger Connoisseur...or at least have turned into one since leaving the big city life to live in tiny town USA and eating burgers from the Small Town Saloon located in Elizabeth IL. Living in a metropolis such as Chicago and its suburbs all...

I Wanna Be Like Mike

I wanna be like that great guy that came through every day for years and years performing at a level no one else could. I want to produce the stuff that hundreds of thousands of people in the city would say your name over and over and talk about for days. To do things...

USDA Agriculture ALERT on FRADULENT Organic Labeling

The USDA Agriculture Marketing Service National Organic Program is alerting the organic trade about the presence of fraudulent organic certificates. Companies listed: Renagrotec SPR de RI, Rand Express Purity Ltd., JEM Enterprises, Betterbell Company Ltd., Bickerton...

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