Archive for June 2012

Guest Post: A Father's Tale of Two Babies

Two babies is a subject that’s near and dear to acitymom’s heart. While today’s guest blogger, ChicagoNow’s John Chatz of It’s Never Just Black and White isn’t talking about twins, his story of his two babies is sure to melt your heart. (I haven’t read it through once without getting all verklempt!) Enjoy! (and keep... Read more »

Guest Poster, Patrick O'Hara: I am nerd and I am proud of it!

Lately there has been a lot of talk about bullying.  In fact, there is documentary that came out recently that shows the effects that bullying has on kids.  I know firsthand how it feels to be bullied it happened to me.  I was never the popular kid, I was awkward, I was weird. Guess what? ... Read more »

The New World Trade Center: It could have been, “Hey terrorists, read between the lines.”

As the new World Trade Center nears completion, there was some talk a while back about how it would top the Sears Tower, er, the Willis Tower by cheating, I mean by actually being taller, by adding those big phallic protrusions, I mean bogus lame antennas, which thankfully were voted down as being against the... Read more »
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Thank you! A City Mom #5 Circle of Moms Blog

A heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who voted (and especially those who voted Chicago-style, you know, those who voted and voted and voted) for A City Mom in the Circle of Moms Top 25 Moms of Teens Blog Contest. We took fifth place and I couldn’t be more thrilled! You, dear readers, are the best!... Read more »

Guest poster Patrick O'Hara: Lance Armstrong is no inspiration.

Last week the US Anti-Doping Agency formally charged Lance Armstorng with possession and use of testosterone and blood doping.  In a move that could possibly strip him of his 7 Tour de France Titles.  For a long time Lance has been seen as an inspiration to cancer patients and survivors.  As a survivor myself I... Read more »

I call it!

I call left window! I call corner piece! Second pole position! First song! Second song! We have this ritual at our house, the ritual of calling things. You know, like calling “shotgun” when you go for a car ride (we call that, too.) But there are rules involved. You can’t “call” certain things too preemptively.... Read more »
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I want to win second place!!

I want to win second place!!
Recently a reader nominated me for the Circle of Moms Top 25 Moms of Teens blog contest. Oh, did I say a reader? I meant me. I nominated myself. Although technically, I am a reader of my own blog (I often go back later to enjoy a favorite past time of noticing punctuation and grammatical... Read more »

I'll be at the Beverly Arts Center tonight! C'mon out!

I'll be at the Beverly Arts Center tonight! C'mon out!
I’m the featured author at the  Beverly Arts Center Book Club tonight. I’ll be doing a reading, followed by a Q & A session and book club discussion (and no, you don’t need to have read the book!) Afterward, I’ll be signing copies of Down at the Golden Coin!  I would LOVE to see you... Read more »

Patrick O'Hara Guest Blog: L-O-V-E

My regularly scheduled Wednesday guest-blogger, Suburban Dad Rick Kaempfer, is taking a leave of absence for the summer. He says, “The kids are all home from school. I’ve got a new publishing company to run.” Blah, blah, blah. But since he’s my publisher, too, we’ll cut him some slack and give him the summer off.... Read more »
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Every (rude) person in France needs to see the Normandy Memorial

Every (rude) person in France needs to see the Normandy Memorial
When I speak French, I know I’m not speaking the greatest French. But hey, at least I’m trying. Usually when I’m over there, the Parisians indulge me. When they come back at me in English, I ask them to please speak with me in French because, obviously, my French could use some work. For the... Read more »