Archive for June 2014

Kyrie Eleison: In the Catacombes de Paris

Kyrie Eleison: In the Catacombes de Paris
I’ve been on vacation for the past couple of weeks, last week in Paris. My daughter and I waited for 2 hours and 45 minutes to get into the Catacombes de Paris, a site that we’d missed the last time we visited and were determined to see this time. The line circled the block, tempers... Read more »

Q&A with a ChicagoNow blogger: Music Mom finds "happy" on her musical discovery

Q&A with a ChicagoNow blogger: Music Mom finds "happy" on her musical discovery
Today, fifty or so ChicagoNow bloggers are publishing interviews we’ve done with each other. Not only did I get to interview Music Mom’s Anne Kiplinger, but I got to meet her and to find some songs to add to my playlist. I interviewed Anne Kiplinger on a spectacular June day. I read somewhere that people... Read more »

Bowe Bergdahl is home: a plea for mercy

Bowe Bergdahl is home: a plea for mercy
Bowe Bergdahl returned to the United States early this morning. He is now in Texas, thousands of miles away from his Taliban prison and a lifetime away from his life as a soldier in the 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. I know nothing about Bergdahl except what I have seen and read in the... Read more »
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Reason #695 why I love my family

Reason #695 why I love my family
Ever since being diagnosed with cancer, I’ve found transitions hard. Actually, I’ve always found transitions hard, but since cancer they’ve become much harder. I somehow end up dwelling much more on endings and on loss than I do on beginnings. Cancer is all about loss or about fearing it. And you do, inevitably, lose so... Read more »