Archive for May 2013
Or, why Amazon loves the Chicago Public Library. Memory of life before reading is a blank. Zip-zero-zilch. Given that I didn’t have the language–how could I put into words a memory? What is it like to not be able to read? I have no memory of my life before literacy. None. Words have always danced... Read more »
Isn’t easy being from the South Loop neighborhood directly affected by the anointed DePaul Stadium project. More like having Bigfoot stomp on your face with no recourse. Talk about Taxation Without Representation of the Tea Party days of yore. Or is it too much representation? I’m just not sure. When you are represented by two... Read more »
The South Loop Prairie District is miles from DePaul. Miles. Eight long, city jammed miles. Most of us in the South Loop couldn’t find the school without Google. Nevertheless, for some so far unidentified reason, Mayor Emanual is set to announce that DePaul’s 18 games need a NEW stadium and that new stadium MUST be built in... Read more »
From Florence, Italy, the view of the tragedy in Boston at the marathon is clear…the wide world is smaller than ever. We are all connected despite our tribal moments when group A demeans group B, or seeks to kill it. The bells tolling in Florence echos those in Boston. Though 7 hours ahead of my... Read more »
When the calendar flipped from a lousy April to a better weather (I hoped) May, I couldn’t WAIT to hit Home Depot to buy plants. Given I live in the city and only have a large yoga mat sized garden–how do I plant a garden? A raised garden. I raise my garden in window boxes... Read more »
If Dr. Who parked his time-traveling, blue police box TARDIS outside of my door, I’d revisit the younger me. That 21-year-old who agonized whether to follow her gut instinct and go to Lima, Peru to live with her American boyfriend and his family in 1972. As my younger self’s guardian angel, I’d whisper “Yes–take that... Read more »
Having read about an organization aiming to make this a complaint free world, I thought–wouldn’t THAT be nice. . If only. If only it weren’t necessary to complain. But humans make mistakes; sometimes not owning up to them. So yes Virginia, complaining is necessary. As to why I complain, let me count the ways.... Read more »
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