ChicagoNow's best posts of October, 2012

Art of the Pale Hose: My "Sox Posse" reflects on 117 days in first place, the September collapse and all things White Sox
Ask Dr. Chill: Playgrounds for Elders: A Great Idea with a Horrible Name
Baby Sideburns: The worst $7 mistake I ever made
Hammervision: New Study: All Liberals Are Brainwashed
It's Never Just Black and White: Obama v. Romney Debate: CNN's Analyst Refers to the "Angry" Black Man
Listing Toward Forty: The Government Does Make Jobs and I Wish Everyone Could Take One
Quilting! Sewing! Creating! Quilts throughout my daughter's life
Red & Company: The Ghost Amongst Us - A Personal Story
Self-Aware Parent: Change the world by practicing what you know
Your Doubting Thomas: “Don’t be a commie! Vote for Romney!”

Third place: Art of the Pale Hose: My "Sox Posse" reflects on 117 days in first place, the September collapse and all things White Sox
Why: A great example of thinking outside the box. Art's post is largely the views of other people, which is fine because in this case that served his readers well. He could have written 1,000 words from his point of view but instead he developed his "Sox Posse" and made it more than just about him.

Second place: Ask Dr. Chill: Playgrounds for Elders: A Great Idea with a Horrible Name
Why: Great headline that immediately tells you where Carrie is going with the post. She's indignant yet poised in explaining why seniors shouldn't have to suffer the humiliation of being sent off to "playgrounds." The overall message to not treat seniors like children is important and this blog is another example of Carrie explaining to non-seniors how we can do better.

First place: Your Doubting Thomas: “Don’t be a commie! Vote for Romney!”
Why: Great storytelling, wonderfully written and Brian makes it crystal clear where he stands on the topic of Barack Obama being called a Communist. The post gets to a larger point that people need to treat each other better even though the reality is things can get frustrating and restraining yourself is sometimes easier said than done.

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