Tag: hillary clinton

It's Her Party and I'll Cry If I Want To; Bernie Sanders Can't Crack a Smile

It was a week when I should have been spending every night packing up the house. We have done a lot but there is so much more to do. It was a week when I could have been watching the City Series, a chance to see the White Sox one last time before they throw... Read more »

10 Things That Have Changed In A Year, and One That Hasn't

It seems like yesterday, but it has been about a year since I started writing “Down-Size Maybe,” first as an independent blog on Word-Press, and for the last eight months as part of ChicagoNow. It was meant to be a blog about our home building experience, but like the whole failed concept of “Down-sizing,” the... Read more »

American Ninja Warrior-Presidential Style

American Ninja Warriors is back! A new season began yesterday, and boy are we excited! What, you don’t watch the the TV show with all the young, toned, bodies going through an incredibly difficult obstacle course, with stations such as the Warped Ramp and the Jumping Spider? Get through the course, make it to the... Read more »

Inspired by Budweiser, I Rechristen our New House

By now, everyone with a TV or Internet connection has heard about Budweiser’s new summer marketing plan. Instead of being labelled Budweiser, cans and bottles of brew will have the familiar Bud script replaced with “America”. The labels will also be festooned with patriotic slogans.  “E Pluribus Unum” on the package instead of “Profits Sent to the European Multi-National... Read more »

Super Tuesday Show Down: Which is Tougher, Building a New Home or Running for President?

I don’t care if Monday’s blue… …Tuesday’s grey and Wednesday too The Cure, 1992 Super Tuesday–a major milestone in the presidential primary season. We are also at a transition point in our home building. The concrete foundation is poured and curing, wood framing will begin next week. Which is the bigger story, the presidential race... Read more »

Mattel's New Barbies Are Not Enough!

It’s just a … …personality crisis. New York Dolls, 1973 When Laury was a little girl, the gift she always asked for, but never received, was a shiny pink plastic Barbie car. It would have been the perfect companion for her blonde, sleek, and unnaturally proportioned Barbie doll. But with sales of that California Barbie... Read more »