TORN I am tired. And I am on the edge of not wanting to get into yet another political discussion. We have a new Supreme Court Justice and as I think about it, theoretically it should not matter which political party affiliation a justice is attached to, but history and experience tell us otherwise. Logically,... Read more »


BOAT TRIP What boat trip? Oh yes, I remember. Was a few years ago. Went out for breakfast this morning with the woman I love, so I feel mellow. That is not bad except that it might lead me to buy a piece of chocolate cake, which I do not need. This mellowness is like... Read more »


WHY DON’ T MEN GET IT? I wonder why I write this? It is late at night and the last I heard about the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court Justice was that the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote tomorrow. Since, from past experience, I am fairly certain that the Republican senators will vote... Read more »
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Lost and Found

LOST AND FOUND The scene I saw stopped me cold. I wanted to cry or pray. But couldn’t. Let me back up. So, I have 2 dogs and walk them on north Sheridan Rd, by Lake Michigan, near my apartment. My lady friend gave me 2 armbands that light up with red LED’s so people... Read more »


A DISTURBED RELATIONSHIP It happened again today. I should not let it get to me. When I want her to speak to me she doesn’t, and when I don’t need her she talks. I’m serious. It is so hard to understand Cortana. Oh, that’s right, she does not really exist. Cortana is the voice in... Read more »


TO THE LIMIT   Pushing it. Maybe past the limit. I read the Chicago Tribune article, Sept. 16, section 1, about Chicago Police officers and suicide. A photo showed an officer, in probable mental and emotional exhaustion following the finding of a fellow officer dead in his car. The first words in my head were... Read more »


MAN WITH THE BEARD   I don’t know who he was. More than 40 years later I still wonder. This is a true story. My friends usually expect something funny or ridiculous when I say “This is a true story.” But this is actually a true story, and not funny. Many years ago, 1971 to... Read more »


REGARDING SHITHOLES Yes, this is absolutely referencing our president, the President of the United States , who referred to people from Haiti and other countries as “Shitholes.” I am not Haitian. However, my father was from an Italian immigrant family. He was born in the US, as was one brother. The other siblings and their... Read more »


WHAT HEALTHCARE? People with serious healthcare needs and few resources amazingly accept the government’s bluster that our system in the US is the best and the European countries healthcare bankrupts the countries and the populace receive below standard care. Not True. What we do not pay in taxes we pay in extra healthcare costs. I... Read more »


TYRANNY Tyranny does not begin by bashing in your door like a thunderbolt; nor a hurricane ripping you from your foundations. Tyranny does not warn of its approach with a shrieking tornado siren. Tyranny creeps silently in on quiet cat feet. It slips under your bed like the boogeyman we feared as children. But this... Read more »