Tag: Bible verse

Responding to my Facebook comments troll and the irony of it all

Responding to my Facebook comments troll and the irony of it all
Never ever ever have I responded to a comments troll, but this time I feel compelled to. Not because he’s worthy of a response, but because the response I started to write and the post I started to write them on made the entire situation ironically funny! On July 6th, 2016, I wrote a blog... Read more »

My 50th birthday and why it is more than just a number to me

My 50th birthday and why it is more than just a number to me
Today I am officially 50 years old. FIFTY. I keep saying it to myself, hoping that I will eventually believe it. I know people who celebrate their birthdays in extravagant ways, or celebrate for more than one day. Growing up in a working class family, birthdays were celebrated, but it was a one day thing –... Read more »

To Donny as you take office: Love, Barry

To Donny as you take office: Love, Barry
For centuries, the outgoing POTUS (president of the United States) writes a letter to the incoming POTUS. This time around is no different, President Barack Obama wrote a letter to President Donald Trump. I am not privy to that letter, so for fun, I’m writing one for them. If I were President Obama, this is... Read more »
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The day I met Chicago Cub Ryne Sandberg

The day I met Chicago Cub Ryne Sandberg
As I trolled along Facebook tonight, I spotted a post shared by fellow ChicagoNow blogger, Raining Cats and Dogs, about Ryne Sandberg purchasing a home in Lake Bluff.  As a self-professed non-fan of baseball, and an especially huge non-fan of celebrities in general, I normally would have just scrolled on by without a glance. However,... Read more »

Who, what, when, where and how come: What happened to why?

Who, what, when, where and how come: What happened to why?
Who, what, when, where and how come are NOT the five “w’s” of journalism. It’s who, what, when, where and why. More and more, I hear people using the words “how come” instead of asking “Why?” Why? What is wrong that lovely little three-letter word that asks one of the most provocative questions we can... Read more »

How Charlie Brown and Linus brought calm to my Christmas season

How Charlie Brown and Linus brought calm to my Christmas season
The word of the day is “overwhelmed.” Let’s say it together: Overwhelmed. That’s me. That’s the state of mind I’ve been in for the last couple of weeks; since Thanksgiving, anyway. Up until then, I was doing OK. Even hosting the big day wasn’t a big deal. Since then, we’ve replaced 18-year-old appliances, a tattered... Read more »
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When to speak and when to be still

When to speak and when to be still
As part of Blogapalooza here at ChicagoNow, we’re given a topic at 9pm and have one hour to write, edit, add photos if we choose and publish straight up at 10pm. Tonight’s topic is this: Share your favorite quote (or quotes) — from a philosopher, author, comedian, politician, friend, family member, movie, whoever — and... Read more »

Christmas has nothing to do with a Starbucks red cup

Christmas has nothing to do with a Starbucks red cup
Today, as a trolled – ahem – I mean scrolled through my Facebook newsfeed, I started to see some of my Christian friend’s posts about a red Starbucks coffee cup controversy. My response was very literally, “Huh?” I took a bit of a hiatus from social media this past weekend; I had to have missed... Read more »

5 reasons why my kids don't have cellphones and won't any time soon

5 reasons why my kids don't have cellphones and won't any time soon
My girls are 13 and 11 years old. They do not have cellphones and won’t any time soon. Here are the top 5 reasons why: 1 – Cellphones are danged expensive. I don’t care what plan you have; I don’t care how much data you get. Coming up with the money it takes to furnish... Read more »
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You know you are a short girl when...

You know you are a short girl when...
You know you are a short girl when you have to deal with short girl problems every.single.day. What are short girl problems? If you have to ask, you obviously are not one, so I will explain. You know you are a short girl when… …you need a step-ladder in every room in the house, or... Read more »