Tag: love thy neighbor

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 »

Genealogy: My DNA test results shocked me

Genealogy: My DNA test results shocked me
With all of my grandparents gone, and with the passing of my maternal uncle over the summer, I know many of the stories I hoped to hear are lost for good. So, I did it. I purchased a DNA test from ancestry.com, the site with my family trees and where I do most of my... Read more »

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 »
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Why John Scott is more professional than the NHL Head Office

Why John Scott is more professional than the NHL Head Office
              John Scott is more of a professional than NHL head office. Why? John Scott was elected to participate in the NHL All-Star Game as a joke. Some obnoxious fans “stuffed the ballot box” with his name, nominating him for the team and ultimately making him a captain. John... Read more »

The NHL suspending Jonathon Toews for missing the All-Star Game is incredibly stupid

The NHL suspending Jonathon Toews for missing the All-Star Game is incredibly stupid
              I am not a sports expert. I am a fan; a sports girl. Hockey, football and MMA fights are my favorites, and I watch them regularly. I understand sports and don’t need you to explain things to me; I get it. What I don’t get is why the... Read more »

There's no such thing as a white lie - it is just a lie

There's no such thing as a white lie - it is just a lie
Tonight is Blogapalooza – the bloggers here at ChicagoNow are given a topic at 9 pm, and we have one hour to write, edit, tweak and publish. Our topic tonight is: “Write about a time you told a lie” (It can be a little white lie, a whopper of epic proportions or something in the... Read more »
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How I am keeping things in perspective this Christmas season

How I am keeping things in perspective this Christmas season
Perspective is everything – how we view things, how we see things, how we interpret what we see, and how our experiences influence our perspective are all important. I am a white, married, heterosexual, Christian, middle-aged mom who works full-time and loves dogs. It’s no secret that I’m married to a police officer, too. These... Read more »

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 »
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Why I'm NOT jumping on the Cubs bandwagon

Why I'm NOT jumping on the Cubs bandwagon
I’m really proud of the Chicago Cubs this year, but you won’t see me jumping on the bandwagon and suddenly becoming a fan of baseball. Why? Because I don’t particularly like baseball. Unless it’s nice out, and the windows are open, and a nice breeze is blowing, and it’s nap time, and there’s a baseball... Read more »