Archive for March 2012

Roots and Wings

Roots and Wings
I am sentimental, but not maudlin.  Anniversaries of deaths are not front and center to me.  This year, however, I have been wrestling thousands of pictures into chronological order, to create a disciplined story of the Dahl family.  I trapped myself. I over-photographed.  I stopped putting things in albums long ago, and tossed them into... Read more »

A couple of oops moments for the media

FIRST:  Geraldo Rivera, what were you thinking? Someone who has made his living in media must have realized that his comments regarding Trayvon Martin’s hoodie were going to be seen through a lens of frustration and rage. Or maybe not. The hyperbolic commentator is noted for his drama quotient more than his journalistic integrity, and he certainly... Read more »

For the Summer's real life Hunger Games

This summer, we will be treated to the Summer Games of August, our political equivalent of the Hunger Games. Dueling conventions will whip party loyalists into a donkey and elephant embellished crowd.  Those watching at home will swing from indifference, to repulsion, to investment in the characters on the screen. When it is over, those... Read more »
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Bullet Points for the Day

Bullet Points for the Day
* Friday night I was fortunate enough to go to the preview of the Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier, called An Evening in Bloom.  Lots of movers and shakers were there, and it was a reminder that without my husband by my side, I am unrecognizable.  That empowers me for good and... Read more »

Bittersweet, Memories

Bittersweet, Memories
I have been hard at work on my archiving project: 35 years of Steve Dahl and Company, personal edition.  I have unearthed boxes of pictures, baby books, tubs of prints, report cards, diplomas, baby wristbands and hats- everything imaginable….except for Matt’s high school graduation picture for his School Years folder.  I know I bought them,... Read more »

Censorship

I had to take a post off of the Rush discussion, because it was racist, anti-semitic and anti-gay. All observations made by this poster went through a lens of venom.  It did not improve her persuasiveness. I am willing to engage, but I cannot/will not  respond to unmitigated hate.  I cannot fix the world so... Read more »
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Rush Limbaugh and his ilk

 Rush Limbaugh and his ilk
Words cannot describe how dirty I feel when I hear bloated Rush Limbaugh pontificate from his moated Florida castle. Yesterday’s slur of a law student, seeking to testify regarding contraceptive coverage brought my blood to a boil. Since when is contraception the axis of a political divide?  Is the world safe, economy fixed?  What is... Read more »