Post Tagged with: "Alan J. Shannon"

PHOTO CREDIT: THE STIR
News & Politics

In the Wake of Marriage Equality: What Next?

It’s worth remembering that we couldn’t have achieved marriage equality without allies. After all, it wasn’t through Jesus’ will that we obtained marriage equality and it wasn’t planetary alignment.

Genoa: Italy’s Off the Beaten Track Seaport
Culture / Travel

Genoa: Italy’s Off the Beaten Track Seaport

Birthplace of Columbus, ancient seapower and still-functioning seaport, Genoa, Italy attracts few tourists—a shame for the city, but a great opportunity for the curious traveler seeking that rarity: an Italian town without tante turiste.

The Marriage Tradition Fable
Life / Sex & relationships

The Marriage Tradition Fable

Gay marriage opponents can try to brush arguments aside, but the truth is that marriage has evolved and continues to evolve.

Villas on Italy's Amalfi Coast are renowned for their views. Photo by Alan J. Shannon.
Culture / Travel

It Takes A Villa

For many of us, summertime brings thoughts of vacation: a week at a lake house, a quick trip to a big city, or for the truly fortunate, a visit to Europe. And for those entertaining thoughts of a summer trip to Europe, ditch the thought of hotels and rent a […]

This Father’s Day
Family / Family-building

This Father’s Day

In many ways, my dad was – and still is – a Renaissance man. But in some very glaring ways, he’s not.

When Wanderlust Wanes
Culture / Travel

When Wanderlust Wanes

I came by my love of wanderlust innocently enough. One of my earliest memories involved Sunday drives into farm country, my parents explaining that we were driving toward the place where the sun set. I imagined a giant metal trivet upon which the sun rested. But I digress. What began […]

PHOTO CREDIT: ALAN SHANNON
Culture / Food

The stuff we put in our mouths (or why I’m a foodie)

Alan Shannon has written for a variety of publications, including Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times publications, Chicago’s Windy City Times, Viva, AAA Living, and several others. He prefers to write about food and travel, but for the the right price will write about anything. His favorite meal – other than his […]