About Andrew Pollom

Andrew Pollom lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter and works in higher education at small liberal arts institution. He's a life long Cubs fan, improvisation chef master, and loves reading, writing, traveling, football, baseball, March Madness, camping, fishing, hiking, and absolutely anything to do with food and Zoos, but not Zoo food.

But it Was a Joke, Come on Man


We are horrified at blatant racist acts, but should we be?

100 Words on Love: She Almost Didn’t Make It

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When Laura held her later, rocking and talking to her softly, I thought about how strange it was to have my whole world sitting in one chair.

As a White Person Reflecting on Ferguson, MO

Michael Brown AP Photo:Jeff Roberson

Five things, as a white person, that must be considered when reflecting on Ferguson.

Did My Son Inherit My Addiction?

Did My Son Inherit My Addiction  Pixel Addict:Flickr

What Robert Downey Jr’s son can teach us about addiction in the family and love.

5 Things My 5-Year-Old Daughter Taught Me About Fashion


From different shades of nail polish to pop culture fashion industry, Andrew Pollom has learned a lot about his daughter by learning about her interest in fashion.

Her Name Was Claire


“As a man, I felt alone in this experience.”

Open Letter to the Men’s Wise Men of Fox News

"54 million abortions since Roe V Wade...what does that say about high school dropouts?" I know, right, Lou? It's like, car accidents; what does that say about the price of orange juice?

Four in ten households now have a mother who is the primary breadwinner: “Something is going terribly wrong in American society,” says Fox News

I Will Not Raise A Child Blind To Race


Teaching children not to observe race devalues the human experience

Children Are Once Again the Victim of Politics


The ban on Americans adopting Russian children is a political retaliation that hurts children everywhere

Five Tips to Welcome Home the College Kid that Once was a Child

Home for the holidays

Returning home from college might be as big of an adjustment for students and parents as leaving home for college