Green at the Chicago Auto Show

Green at the Chicago Auto Show
An ongoing conversation during our family get togethers eventually involves sustainability, climate and politics. Of course lately we seem to start off with politics. That being said we put all the angst away about climate change and centered on the Chicago Auto Show. Dad and I gave up driving and have become green travelers i.e.... Read more »

Smart Cities: Copenhagen Gets Bike Bridges. We get Border Walls

Smart Cities: Copenhagen Gets Bike Bridges. We get Border Walls
Day 1 of the Smart Cities Symposium is over. It was a bizarre feeling to be sitting in a conference with people from all over the world who believe in global warming, climate change and the need to develop cities in which technology is designed to make human endeavors more comfortable for humans while protecting... Read more »

Put Them on the Reservation for Racists

Put Them on the Reservation for Racists
Like many Americans I’ve been following Facebook because what we’ve been getting on network news is well…. bupkis, especially about things like the Dakota pipeline. Unfortunately while covering things like the DPL and Dr. Jill Stein in her quest to bring a level of truth to our voting, I also see the hate filled actions... Read more »
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Trump Invaded my Morning

Trump Invaded my Morning
This morning I was watching the snow fall out side our windows and sipping an espresso that my husband brewed for us. It was a nice start to the day. I was avoiding Facebook and wasn’t  too sure I was going to read emails, at least not until after football. Then Trump invaded my morning.... Read more »

Where the Sun Don't Shine part 1 Illinois Solar

This past week I attended the Solar Power /PV Conference in Chicago. Anything but boring and for multiple reasons. Let’s start with the fact that the show started on November 9th. Anyone remember what happened on November 8th? Every panel was prepared to put solar in the ring with Trump. Oddly solar stood up pretty... Read more »

Are You Ballot Ready?

If you haven’t seen this, there is a website out there that really makes me smile. It’s called Ballot Ready (https://www.ballotready.org). You put your zip code in and you get the candidates in your district from presidential nominees down to Water Commissioner and judges. I almost always skip by a host of judges because I... Read more »
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Give a Damn About the Emails

Give a Damn About the Emails
I had forgotten the email mess. I can’t figure out how because I’ve been spending way too much time on Facebook. I admit that. This primary election season has made me crazy. Sorry, I care about what is going on in this country and I certainly cannot depend on Fox for information. I don’t limit... Read more »

Keeping it Real on Independence Day

Keeping it Real on Independence Day
It’s the fourth of July, Independence Day. We celebrate free speech. So today I am celebrating my right to differ with the folks who started a petition for Grey’s Anatomy to fire Jesse Williams for exercising his right to speak freely. The celebration is not you can speak freely as long as you don’t piss... Read more »

Using Adjectives for Despicable to Describe Our Government, Primaries and Politics

contemptible, degrading, disgraceful, disreputable, loathsome, reprehensible, shameful, wretched, abject, awful, base, beastly, cheap, detestable, dirty, down, ignominious, infamous, insignificant, low, low-life, mean, no-good, pitiful, slimy, sordid, worthless, vile Do any of the thesaurus suggestions make you think of our current political primaries and process? I would guess the answer to that is “yes”. If you... Read more »
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Is Leaving the Toilet Seat Up Sexism?

I have almost 500 FB friends. Most of them post family stuff and sometimes post things that I just don’t care about, like who is sleeping with what celebrity or how cute cats are. I’m allergic to cats but the posts don’t cause me to sneeze so what the heck. Occasionally there is one absolute... Read more »