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The 10 Worst Pop Christmas Songs

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10. Kenny G-White Christmas.
If you heard this on an elevator, you'd hit the button for the next floor.
It’s less than three weeks until Christmas. OY!! For all the happiness of seasonal joy, there’s also plenty of angst, depression and Valium. Even if you’re having a great Christmas, here’s ten songs that can worsen your mood.

Thanksgiving: A Family Holiday of Dysfunctionpalooza

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. A chance to have a nice day with your family. It also brings up a shitstorm of emotions. Good or bad, it’s here again and let’s take a look at Thanksgiving through the decades.  It’s 1963. President John F. Kennedy has been killed in Dallas. The country has gone through four days... Read more »

Nazi's, Art & The University of Oklahoma- Part Three

This story is getting good. It started as a dispute between Leone Meyer trying trying to regain a painting from the Fred Jones Museum of Art at The University of Oklahoma. The painting was stolen from her family during World War 2, by Nazis. She wanted it returned to her family. The University said no... Read more »
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Nazi's, Art & The University of Oklahoma, Part Deux

 This is the painting that’s caused almost one year of controversy. It’s called “Shepherdness Bringing In Sheep.” It was owned by the Raoul Meyer family and was seized by the Nazi regime during World War 2. The family was forced to evacuate Paris and since then the painting has made the rounds. It’s been to... Read more »

Swastikas, Kikes and Anti-Semitism

 Anti-semitism rears its ugly head again. Last Sunday, swastikas were found spray painted on the AEPi fraternity house at Emory University. AEPi is a Jewish fraternity and the incident occurred right after the end of Yom Kippur, the holiest of Jewish holidays. To find out more about this, here’s the original story, written by Peter... Read more »

Enjoy Every Eggroll

Life is so random. One day you feel a need to have an eggroll. You head up to Wisconsin, have a little Chinese food and at the end of the meal you find yourself passed out on the floor. Two days later it’s brain surgery. A short time later your life is over. Seriously…WHAT THE... Read more »
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Happy #100 Aunt Sylvia

As the title says my aunt celebrated her 100th birthday last week. It’s a rare feat. Think of all the people you know that are 100. Yeah…me too. I hear there was a big celebration party. The youngest person there was 60…59 if my brother brought his wife. Life in the fast lane. Her family... Read more »

Advice to the new graduate: Take It Easy

  “May you build a ladder to the stars And climb on every rung                                           Bob Dylan May you stay forever young” This is a ChicagoNow series…advice to the new graduates. Since I may be the only one who has a child graduating this year, I’ll chime in. I don’t think any one piece of advice... Read more »

A Year In The Life....My Favorite Moments At ChicagoNow-Part 1

Yesterday was not just Mother’s Day. It was also my one year anniversary of writing at ChicagoNow. One year….209 of these things. Are you kidding me? The numbers are a little skewed by the 30 I did for Parkinson’s Awareness Month but still, that’s about doing one of these every other day. No wonder I’m... Read more »
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Happy Birthday Israel: Being Jewish and Worldwide Antisemitism

 I’ve been spending a lot of time recently examining my beliefs and spirituality. There are plenty of reasons for this. I’m getting older. The end is much closer than the beginning. But this wouldn’t be anything new. I could have said the same thing at age 45. I also now have a chronic ailment. Lot’s... Read more »
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    Last June I hit the magic age of 60. Almost immediately I found myself not feeling as well as usual. Go figure, I mean, I am 60 years old, whether I want to admit it or not!! But then strange symptoms started to occur. A friend, who is a doctor, told me to get checked out....Voila...Parkinsons. That's what this is all about. Living every day with this. Personal info... I'm 60 divorced with 2 daughters in their early 20's live in the city...lakeview area...grew up in the north burbs. Lived in So. California for 13 years...may go back...I hear winters are warm there!! :-)

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