Archive for April 2011

Easter Itinerary----Easter Week Follies, Part 3

Easter Itinerary----Easter Week Follies, Part 3
This was originally posted on April 11, 2010.   When I was a child, Easter was a crazy long day that started on a cold, wet hill in a park and ended in a hair war.  The schedule below is representative of the mayhem.   3:00 AM    Wake up for Sunrise Service, henceforth known as S2.  3:45 AM    Leave... Read more »

Holy Week---Easter Week Follies, Part 2

Holy Week---Easter Week Follies, Part 2
> Part 2 of the Easter series originally published April 10, 2010 All children fidget in church. The thought of being immobile and quiet for an hour or two can be just too much to take for a little person. It is only through learned discipline (read: parents) that little people stop wiggling in their... Read more »

Double Trouble---Easter Week Follies, Part 1

Double Trouble---Easter Week Follies, Part 1
With Easter just around the corner, I’m reposting three of the “Easter Series” posts I wrote last year.  “Double Trouble” originally went up on Chicago Now on April 6, 2010.  My mother made sure both my sister and I went to church when we were children.  And when I say went to church I mean... Read more »
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Is The Housing & Foreclosure Crisis Really Over?

If you listen to the news, much has been said about our country’s slow & fragile recovery from the “great recession.” But I seriously wonder how much recovery is actually going on. Things seem to be getting better:  You hear announcements about job growth and upticks in consumer spending, yet I personally know that corporate lay offs... Read more »