Archive for February 2013

Time or money: which do you value more?

Time or money: which do you value more?
Every now and then, life gives you a gift—you find a dollar bill on the sidewalk, or maybe you see a double rainbow, or a stranger pays you a compliment. This week, I received the best gift of all. Time. I got a huge, awesome, whopping gift-chunk of unexpected free time. My trip to London... Read more »

Tom Skilling won't friend me on Facebook

Tom Skilling won't friend me on Facebook
Two-and-a-half-years ago, I tried to Friend Tom Skilling on Facebook. It was not the typical Facebook friending nonsense, you know, like, I want to have a bunch of famous friends so people will think I’m cool. (Okay, it maybe was just a little bit of that.) But c’mon, we all know who these frantic famous-frienders... Read more »

CTA is planning more security cameras. What difference will it make?

CTA is planning more security cameras. What difference will it make?
So the CTA is planning on adding more security cameras on older El cars, and all I can say is “Why?” Because the Chicago Police Department just changed its response plan to 911 calls. According to CBS News Chicago, no longer will CPD respond to reports “like criminal damage to property, vehicle thefts, garage burglaries,... Read more »
Advertisement:

A stolen wallet and iPhone teaches me...gratitude

A stolen wallet and iPhone teaches me...gratitude
A week ago today, someone broke into my car and stole my wallet and cellphone. I was parked on Recreation Drive and had left the car to go running with my dog along the lakefront. It’s the first time in over twenty-years of living in this city that I’ve been the victim of a sort... Read more »

The Rules of the Road: A City Mom gets the "RIGHT" of way!

The Rules of the Road: A City Mom gets the "RIGHT" of way!
Like most people, I like being right. I only wish I were better at it. When driving in my car, I especially enjoy having the upper-hand of being right in my road-rage induced one-woman arguments with other drivers and that’s why it’s so cool to have two kids who just finished Driver’s Ed. They validate... Read more »