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Topical Haiku for April 2019

The runoff election was weighing on cohost Andrew Huff ahead of our April show, which happened to fall on election night. Mayor Preckwinkle after today's election. Or Mayor Lightfoot. Either one will be Chicago's first black woman to become mayor....  read

Andrew's Haiku for November 2018

As fall entered its more wintry season, and as the tallies began to roll in on election night, Tuesday Funk cohost Andrew Huff shared these topical haiku. If you did not vote, you do not get to complain. You are...  read

Headache Haiku

Tuesday Funk cohost Andrew Huff had a headache that was going on two days when we got together on Oct. 2, and it made its presence known in his topical haiku. What is there to do when your head aches...  read

Haiku for September, 2018

August's hot, sultry weather weighed heavily on cohost Andrew Huff's mind (and body) at the 120th episode of Tuesday Funk. Right place at right time for a free beer to make the whiskey taste sweeter. Languid summer night. So hot...  read

A Haiku Tribute

Cohost Andrew Huff's grandmother passed away in May at 97. His haiku at the June show were a remembrance of her. My grandmother died having lived in two countries: Italy and here. She immigrated at 8, speaking no English, to...  read

Andrew's Haiku for May 2018

Spring was in the air and on cohost Andrew Huff's mind (among other things) at our May 1 show. Seventy degrees is most welcome in April and late October. Spring in Chicago, and cats wait patiently for windows to open....  read

Andrew's Haiku for April 2018

Cohost Andrew Huff gave us five topical haiku on April 3, 2018. Spring in Chicago. Don't like the weather? Just wait. It will change again. Loyola Ramblers reminded Chicagoans how school spirit looks. When the internet is vital to normal...  read

Andrew's Haiku for March

Cohost Andrew Huff read a few haiku at the March episode of Tuesday Funk. Neither snow nor rain nor dark of night will deter our president's tweets. My first phone number: 438-8873. Do you recall yours? It is hard to...  read

Andrew's Haiku for February

Cohost Andrew Huff read just a couple of haiku at the 113th edition of Tuesday Funk. In February, resolutions take root, or fall in flurries. It's so annoying to be stood up by a friend. Please be courteous. Falcon Heavy...  read

Haiku for a New Year

At the 112th episode of Tuesday Funk, cohost Andrew Huff read a couple of his signature topical haiku. Last year I promised no haiku about Donald. Now all bets are off. Polar Plunge canceled due to record-breaking cold. Keep your...  read
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