Posts in category "opinion"

Shame on magazines who discount women over 50

Shame on magazines who discount women over 50
I’m so disappointed. I don’t know why any woman’s magazine would overlook women over 50 when it comes to makeup, fashion and style tips. I’m talking to you Chicago Woman Magazine and, sadly too many others, who think life stops at 50 for us. I so wanted to love this magazine. My friends told me... Read more »

To hell in a handbasket

To hell in a handbasket
Yep, that’s were we’re headed if this madness doesn’t stop. I am sick of reading about schools that no longer acknowledge valedictorians in their graduating classes. What is the fear of healthy competition? Even some Little Leagues have gone the way of “no scoring” so the kids won’t be “upset” if they didn’t win. You’ve... Read more »

Cindy Crawford: To Photoshop or not?

Cindy Crawford: To Photoshop or not?
As you all know, there’s an image of supermodel Cindy Crawford causing waves in the Twitter-sphere and beyond.  It’s an un-airbrushed photo of this glamorous 48-year old mother of two, stretchmarks and all, posing with her head thrown back in a black lace bra and panties. The New York Post claims the leaked photo was... Read more »
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Coincidental and Unexplainable: A parakeet, comet and talk show

Coincidental and Unexplainable: A parakeet, comet and talk show
Our latest Chicago Now challenge for Blogapalooza Hour (which is NOW!) is to “write about a time you experienced a remarkable coincidence or witnessed something unexplainable.” I love these challenges dreamed up by our beloved Community Manager Jimmy Greenfield or, as I like to call him, Obi-Wan Kenobi.  I must say, right off the bat,... Read more »

My Assignment: Write about Writing

My Assignment: Write about Writing
When Chicago Now Community Manager Jimmy Greenfield says “jump”, all of the 400+ CN bloggers ask “how high?”  So it is with our latest assignment (which is never mandatory, but merely a suggestion): to write about writing and share our processes.  Everyone has different methods for writing, getting in the mood to write and then... Read more »

Golden Globes Fashion 2015: Amal wins, Kiera bombs and other highs and lows

Hollywood Royalty--George and Amal.
The Golden Globes were sort of a letdown.  I don’t know, call me crazy, but I like those unpredictable moments–some comfortable and funny, some not–that happen when people let their hair down.  I thought guests were on their very best behavior, and even though this made for a very decorous event, I was hoping for... Read more »
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To Blog or Not to Blog--Holiday Tips from an expert (not me)

To Blog or Not to Blog--Holiday Tips from an expert (not me)
I just read the weekly email from Chicago Now’s Community Manager Jimmy Greenfield.  In it, he spoke about the reality of trying to blog/write with holiday doldrums, which are real and a casualty of the season.  He says there are two kinds of bloggers, those who blog and those who don’t–nothing in between.  “The holiday... Read more »

My Christmas gratitude column for 2014

My Christmas gratitude column for 2014
What I wish for Christmas, I’ve already received.  Thank you so much Santa!  There’s nothing more important than the health of your loved ones.  2014 has been a tough year for my husband Chuck.  I consider it over now with his latest surgery, a triple hernia operation.  So, as I sit and stare at our... Read more »

Kaci Hickox: Arrogant, selfish and enjoying her 15 minutes of fame

Kaci Hickox: Arrogant, selfish and enjoying her 15 minutes of fame
Kaci Hickox, a nurse no less, riding a bicycle and flaunting the fact that she’s ignoring quarantine orders over Ebola fears.  Hickox, 33, flew home from West Africa last week after spending more than a month caring for victims of the deadly Ebola virus as part of Doctors Without Borders. She was detained at the... Read more »
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Renee Zellweger: Why does Hollywood have to eat its young?

Renee Zellweger:  Why does Hollywood have to eat its young?
I’ve seen the photos.  I don’t get it.  Yes, Renee Zellweger does look different, but certainly not as different or as hideous as the media seems to think.  I looked at her images, past and present.  And yes, it looks like she has had some work done, but in Hollywood, the Land of Perpetual Youth,... Read more »