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The Uber-Lyft Driver Sob Story: Are you a victim?

The Uber-Lyft Driver Sob Story: Are you a victim?
Initially slow to adapt to ride sharing services, I’m all over them now. The at-your-door on-demand pick-up, the cost savings, the not having to pick up a teenager across the city late on a Friday night. But I’ve noticed a disturbing trend: the down-on-my luck over-sharing ride-share driver. It happened to me again on Tuesday... Read more »

Are Online Ads Ruining Your Surprises?

Are Online Ads Ruining Your Surprises?
Do you love surprises? Me too. They are one of my favorite things in life. And by surprises, I mean the good kind. You know, surprise birthday parties and presents you weren’t expecting—not plumbing leaks, broken transmissions or hairballs on the carpet. One of the things I hate is when a good surprise gets ruined.... Read more »

The Women's March Chicago: Why I'm in

The Women's March Chicago: Why I'm in
The Women’s March in Chicago. I’m in. It was kind of a last minute decision. I’m not much of one for political commentary or activism, especially compared to others on social media. I generally tend to remain silent on the subject. Stay out of the fray. (It’s no secret a large part of why I’m... Read more »
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It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life
“It’s a Wonderful Life” is probably my all time favorite movie. The love I feel for it borders on unnatural. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen it. Maybe twenty. Probably more. It slays me every time. But I still want to watch it every year around the holidays. My family? Well, not so... Read more »

“It Only Takes Five Minutes!” The 30 things they say I need to do every day

“It Only Takes Five Minutes!” The 30 things they say I need to do every day
For far too long I’ve been hearing about all the “simple” things I can do to make my life better. If only I just did these things every day. And the selling point by the “salespeople” is always how little effort it really takes and then how big the payout will be. But, do the... Read more »

Taking some time off of work to stay home with family? You may want to be careful how much time you take.

Consider this a public service announcement from A City Mom. If you or someone you know has or is taking time away from the work force, please encourage them to read this Huffington Post Article written by my friend Margie Kruse. A brief excerpt: “It’s a little-known fact: When one leaves the workforce for more than... Read more »
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When good puns go bad

When good puns go bad
We have a saying at our house: “If you’re explaining, you’re losing.” So, I stand (actually sit) before you now, the world’s biggest loser, trying to explain what I think are three of the funniest things I ever said but that no one actually “got.” Well, one person got one of them. Just… let me... Read more »

Cross Words for Will Shortz

Cross Words for Will Shortz
Recently, in an attempt to better myself, stave off Alzheimer’s and add to my gray hairs, I decided I would try to get better at doing The New York Times crossword puzzle. I know! I’ve been tackling the Chicago Tribune and USA Today puzzles for years and had become rather good at them. Why not... Read more »

Hi, my name is Kim and I’m a Facebook-a-holic.

Hi, my name is Kim and I’m a Facebook-a-holic.
Hi, my name is Kim and I’m a Facebook-a-holic. Hi Kim. (<<<That would be your line.) In defending my love and addiction to Facebook as part of tonight’s ChicagoNow Blog-a-Palooza challenge (“Write a post passionately defending your guilty pleasure.”) I’m reminded of that old line, the one that goes, I’m not an alcoholic. Alcoholics go... Read more »
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Diana Nyad completes historic swim: a lesson in never giving up

Diana Nyad completed her historic swim from Cuba to Florida on her fifth attempt at the age of 64, and who can claim to not be inspired by that? But, what I want to know is, as a US citizen, how the heck did Diana Nyad get into Cuba five times? Okay, just kidding about... Read more »