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5 Things Caregivers Can Learn From March Madness

Although I grew up surrounded by basketball, I’ve only filled out two March Madness brackets in my life. The first time – about 7 years ago – I had my dog make my picks. This year, I turned to my dad for assistance. So while I’m no expert on picking winners, I’ve certainly seen my... Read more »

What the Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers are Missing

Every now and then I’m compelled to depart from my usual focus of this blog – caregiving – to share what lies in my heart regarding other issues I find vital to life as we know it. Honoring the military is one of those issues. When I read about the Wisconsin Army National Guard soldiers... Read more »

Einstein and His Mighty Corpus Callosum

Have you ever wondered why Albert Einstein was so dang smart? Thanks to researchers who recently published their results in the journal Brain, now we know: Einstein was well-endowed. That is, his corpus callosum was well-endowed. In fact, the researchers called this amazing part of his brain a “superhighway of connectivity” that helped the right... Read more »

Ten Things the Cubs Can Do with Ron Santo’s Stuff Instead of Tossing It in a Dumpster

In case you haven’t heard, the Chicago Cubs made a faux pas the other day even bigger than their proposed Jumbotron. You see, they “accidentally” threw a bunch of Ron Santo memorabilia in the trash. It’s been a banner year for my beloved Cubbies, and “banner” is the appropriate term here, considering that one of... Read more »

Strut Your Stuff for World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. What, you ask? Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t just have a “national” day or week – it’s actually got a “world” designation for a whole month? That’s right. And it should, considering that according to the Alzheimer’s Association, 35 million people around the world and their families are affected by Alzheimer’s disease... Read more »

Raise Alzheimer’s Awareness on Your Rear End

Of your car, that is. Kudos to the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and the Illinois legislature for working together to raise Alzheimer’s funds and awareness at the same time. They came up with an ingenious way to do it – via specialty license plates. On August 9, the legislature passed House Bill... Read more »

Raising Voice Pays Off for Those Seeking Mammograms

I don’t know whether to treat myself to a Guinness or a triple-scoop of ice cream. Neither is good for breast health, but I’m so pleased with my local breast imaging center that I might just break some dietary rules to celebrate. You see, I was royally miffed a few weeks ago when I tried... Read more »

And We Wonder Why Healthcare Is Inefficient

Maybe I’m just a bit compulsive, but I like to combine my errands geographically. That is, if I need to go to the bank and the library and they’re in close proximity, I plan to go to both during the same trip. If I need gas and a lottery ticket, I buy both when I’m... Read more »

Cubs Management Apologizes for Pitcher and Mug Set Debacle

My curiosity was piqued last week when I received an email from the Cubs Ambassador Program regarding my blog post about their mishandled pitcher and mug set promotion on May 17 (If you missed it, you can read the whole story here.). A nice representative named Tom wanted to call me to discuss the matter.... Read more »

Cubs Management Tricks Us to Spend Early, Bribes Us to Leave Early

It was a beautiful day for a baseball game on Friday, May 17. As Harry Caray would have said, “Just look at this azure sky!” My husband and I were excited for our day off from work to see the Cubbies play at my beloved Wrigley Field (I would say “our” beloved, but my husband... Read more »