--Kito and Lucy
--my parents, my sisters, their various spouses and dependents
--my relatively good health
--the plays of William Shakespeare
--HBO's Enlightened, starring the perennially undervalued Laura Dern
--my elderly friend, Marie
--a regular paycheck
--the Gene Siskel Film Center
--and, of course, all of you.
My review of Black Ensemble Theater's The Jackie Wilson Story is in this week's Chicago Reader.