Freelance contributor to the Chicago Sun-Times and RedEye.
Former professional mascot turned television news reporter turned full-time maker of word magic. As a mascot, I was a racing sausage and a construction worker, with guest appearances as a manatee and a fox among other creatures. My career and my life have been defined by one characteristic -- doing jobs that I enjoy and that inspire me. Sports are my passion but I live to tell a good story, regardless of the genre. Happy Gilmore said everyone has their happy place in life, mine just so happens to be Wrigley Field. I'm unfailingly honest and addicted to social media, so I'm intrigued to find out how this whole Google Plus experiment plays out.