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Life According to a Facebook Friend

Life According to a Facebook Friend
This will be the second time that I post something my FB friend Johnny Kline wrote. It is not the second time that I have wanted to snatch a page from Johnny and share it beyond Facebook. It’s one of the many times. When I read this out loud to my husband, the old black... Read more »

Sustainable Cars or Green Speeding

Sustainable Cars or Green Speeding
Guest blog by John Toliver, the son I sent to the Chicago Auto Show. If you’re interested in seeing some pics of the cars John reviewed check the post http://www.chicagonow.com/bronzeville-urban-green/2017/02/green-at-the-chicago-auto-show/#image/1 This entry is really about sustainable cars. Since this is a green blog I will mostly focus on cars that have either reduced emissions or no... 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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

All Roads Lead to the End

Roads, solid things or mercurial, bumpy or flat they all lead to an end.   “Write about a time you followed the road less traveled and it made all the difference.” This was the challenge presented to our blog group at Chicago Now by our fearless leader, Jimmy Greenfield. You’ve got an hour to get... Read more »
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A Dear Jane Letter, Jane Sanders that is.

A Dear Jane Letter, Jane Sanders that is.
Dear Jane Sanders, I am an avid supporter of your husband, Bernie. I attended the rally at Chicago State University in Chicago. I cheered so much I almost lost my voice. I had tears in my eyes because for once in oh so many years I could feel entirely proud of a candidate. I could... Read more »