Big Mike & The Loved One
That’s Michael G. Glab, according to my drivers license. As for The Loved One, she’s not as much of an exhibitionist as I am. So she’ll remain mysterious herein.
We arrived in Bloomington in the fall of 2009. Now it’s home.
The Loved One is an ace graphic designer and email marketing maven. She has served as an image creator, art director, and marketing specialist for a variety of publishers, ad agencies, and other companies. She doesn’t want you to know what she looks like.
I, on the other hand, am shameless. Here’s what I look like:
The Loved One is rolling her eyes as I type.
I’ve been a journalist and author for — yikes! — more than 35 years. I’ve written for a bunch of local and national newspapers and magazines including the Reader, the Tribune, the Sun-Times, Chicago magazine and many more. I’ve written a ridiculous book about baseball and clinical depression that was so bad I’m not even linking to it here. I started the communications colossus, The Third City, with my then-lifelong friend, the ace journalist Ben Joravsky. We’re not talking anymore. I forget why.
I lived solely within the Chicago city limits for the first 51 years of my life. Then The Loved One dragged me to Louisville, Kentucky as she chased ad agency bucks. We could take Louisville or leave it. So we moved to Bloomington, Indiana.
We love it here. So this little island of blue in the middle of one of the reddest states in this holy land plays a huge part in just about every Pencil post. I peddle reading material at the Book Corner, this town’s last independent bookseller. I’ve written for and served as the online editor for The Ryder, another Bloomington communications powerhouse. I write for the Limestone Post, penning the Big Mike’s B-town column. I’m host and producer of the WFHB (91.3 FM) radio interview show, Big Talk.
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