Archive for October 2012

Obama Supporters Time To Do What You Can

First of all, vote. Vote early if you can, yes even if it involves waiting in a line for 30 minutes as I did in Chicago this week. Second, talk to family…especially those on the fence. Lobby friends, the personal trumps a random stranger’s plea every time. Third, get your butt down to 218 Sout... Read more »

Crypt Keeper & Chicago Tribune

Only days before Halloween, before Days of the Dead…Be afraid. Be very, very afraid. For the Australian crypt keeper is trolling the streets and rivers of Chicago in search of fresh newspapers to chew up, spit out and destroy. Rumor has it, Rupert Murdoch has his gimlet eyes on Chicago and LA. http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/10/25/chicago-tribune-la-times-veterans-fear-possible/190927 Given the... Read more »

October 2017, or Down the Rabbit Hole With Revolution 3.0

Preview of Coming Attractions It was back in 2012 when I heard the idea to end taxes for business. Who’d a thunk–they’d do it? Up early this morning–lark that I am–I look out my window to see more sink holes on Michigan Avenue–now a toll road–apparently there isn’t enough cash to longer cover the repairs... Read more »
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Grandma Twitter and the Baby Boomers

Having spent the past two months mentoring various friends and family in social media as we traveled about the USA, The Husband turned to me this morning after tea to say–”You know, you should write a blog (or book) about it.” About what? I asked, truly puzzled. About social media-because a lot of our friends... Read more »

Why we will drop AT&T

As the sun rises in the east, the calls begin. No, I’m not a deadbeat with debt issues. No, my ex isn’t stalking me. I’m the victim of robo-recorded calls from an alleged Illinois number-708-856-8824 trying to sell me something I never asked for. When I call the number back, bet you’re surprised- no one... Read more »
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    I was an accidental expatriate; love and marriage led me to it. One day I was a bandy-legged kid sitting atop my dogwood tree looking out of my small backyard world in 1950s New Jersey, wanting to move somewhere--anywhere, different. Next thing I knew my father had accepted a job in Houston TX. I was ecstatic, it was a foreign land in 1961 America. After high school graduation, my parents’ gave me a matched set of fawn-colored hardsided American Tourister luggage. Taking the hint, I went to college; well four colleges in five years--it was the 60s after all. Meeting a young hirsute anti-war, soon-to-be-Peace Corps volunteer, I fell in love. After finishing up college coursework for my degree, but before I even walking a graduation stage, I grabbed the paper airline ticket my boyfriend had sent me, my brand-new passport, and was off to the airport and Lima, Peru.

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