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Good Things To Remember On Father’s Day, And Every Day, With Your Children

June 21st, 2020

Time is the only thing you can spend once. As we go into Father’s Day weekend, that’s something to definitely remember. Being a father, bringing another life into the world, is an amazing experience and responsibility, and it gives you a blessing in time to spend with a person who will always be a part of your life, and who is beholden to you for helping to shape them as a person. You can literally make the world a better place by making the time and effort to make your children better people. To be there for them. To enjoy your time with them. To be a parent and friend to help guide... Read More

Got A Cool, Creative Home? Get On Abodes, The New Show On QuadCities.com!

June 19th, 2020

Got a cool, imaginative, creative eye for home decorating that ISN’T all about how much money you spent? Is your home a fun, funky, interesting spot? Do you have cool places in your home or interesting decor that you did on a low budget, and just followed your imagination and individual taste? QuadCities.com is debuting a NEW online show, ABODES, about cool, imaginative, creative abodes and ways of living! We want to highlight people whose living places are as imaginative and intriguing as they are, and that show off their character and cleverness, rather than just their checkbook! So if... Read More

Quad-Cities Author Sean Leary Offers Book Of Optimistic Tales For Difficult Times

June 5th, 2020

Change. We undergo transformations every day of our lives, in ways small and significant, in ways good and bad. Sean Leary’s “Does The Shed Skin Know It Was Once A Snake?” offers 11 award-winning short stories dealing with the life changes many of us face, and the positive ways in which our lives can transform, even in difficult times. “Shed Skin” is available in bookstores and webstores worldwide  as a print book and eBook for every eReader format. It is also available direct from the author at seanleary@seanleary.com. “Shed Skin” continues the legacy of characters... Read More

Why Are ‘Tiger King’ And ‘Last Dance’ So Popular During Covid? The Answer Might Surprise You

May 18th, 2020

It’s been said there are no coincidences. All actions, all events, are part of a lattice of connection that perhaps we can’t see, and of which we’re not aware, but that we all feel, consciously or unconsciously. That’s what it means when you say something feels right. It feels like it should be. It feels like it should be of our time. That seems to be true especially when it comes to entertainment. To be sure, at all times, there is popular entertainment. There is always something moving through the transom of our lives, of our consciousness, taking up the spotlight. But there are so few... Read More

Quad-Cities Man Awarded Prestigious Cornbread Awareness Honor

May 17th, 2020

Local cornbread aficionado Aiden Landman has been gifted with a golden honor. According to an excited and tasty post on Landman’s Facebook just moments ago, he was nominated by the NCCBA (National Council for Cornbread Awareness) for the 10 day favorite cornbread image challenge. Landman is the first Quad-Citian (that we’re aware of) to be nominated for the prestigious national award. In terms of food-related awards and image challenges, he follows in the footsteps of Tristan Tapscott, who was nominated for the 10 day favorite mojito challenge, Khalil Hacker, who was nominated for the... Read More

What’s The Good News For May, Quad-Cities?

May 6th, 2020

Even in the age of covid, when there’s plenty of depressing stuff going around, there’s a lot of good news in the Quad-Cities! And every month, as usual, I put together a collection of some of the awesome things happening in and around town, and share them with you here and on KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” airing at 3 p.m. weekdays! So, tune in to PSL, and read on here on your site for fun, free, local entertainment and good news, QuadCities.com! Beck And Woods Teaming Up With Raimi For Sci-Fi Film Scott Beck and Bryan Woods are teaming up with filmmaker Sam Raimi (best known for the... Read More

Q-C Author Tanamor Unleashing ‘Fabulous’ Audio Book

April 26th, 2020

The Flamingo, the biggest openly gay event in the world, is moving from its usual destination of Las Vegas to the city of Moline, Illinois. The event features gay musical acts, clinics, and novelties, and is coming to Moline for the first time due to tax breaks and the fact that the mayor is the uncle of the one and only fabulous host, Spencer Gayman. Of course, this isn’t really the case; rather it is the plot to “Hello Fabulous!” the new audiobook from Rock Island author Jason Tanamor, the critically acclaimed author of “Drama Dolls” “The underlying story revolves around a straight... Read More

‘What Kind Of Music Do You Like?’ Is Kind Of A Loaded Question

April 22nd, 2020
Sean Leary

What kind of music do you like? Who are your favorite singers? What’s your favorite song? When I was younger, particularly in high school and early college, I was inclined to judge potential friends and girlfriends in large part on their musical and pop-culture tastes. Yes, I was an entertainment snob. Hard to believe, I know. It was always kind of a loaded question, and sometimes a question to ask when you were loaded, but it tended to have grand implications for the way I would look at that person going forward, in a way perhaps small and insignificant, or a way much more significant. It... Read More

Tanamor’s latest book takes a “heroic” path in children’s literature

April 12th, 2020

Jason Tanamor has written about sexual identity, prison relations and political humor, so it makes perfect sense that his latest book is for children. Tanamor’s new and interesting path involves a new stalwart, Superhero Kid, who dons a cape, grabs a teddy bear and flies out into the city with his bedhead to find new adventures in his new novel, “I Heart Superhero Kid.” It’s, as most Tanamor novels are, a little eccentric and off-kilter, and it’s directed towards, as he puts it, kids and middle aged kids. “The book is an epic story between good and bad, told in rhyming verse involving... Read More

Advice To My Son Is Good Advice For Life

April 4th, 2020

My son Jackson turned twelve this week. He is undeniably the best person I’ve ever had the honor of meeting, and I’m looking forward to continuing to experience the adventure of his life with him. And as that time goes by, he may ask me for the advice I’ve gained in my years before him and since he’s been born. That’s why I started writing this list of things I’ve learned and I wish my parents had told me. I started it shortly after he was born, and I’ve added to it and published it every year on his birthday since, and, now, I’ve published it in... Read More