Archive for October 2012

Countdown

Countdown
Will we be kinder after the election?  Quieter? Less polarized? I am a news junkie, but I am turning from the chatterboxes on TV.  Polls, polls and more polls.  The process of electing a president has degraded into clatter.  We could be reading about the viability of the proposals proffered. We could be verifying the... Read more »

Parting. Just Sorrow. Not Sweet.

Parting. Just Sorrow.  Not Sweet.
This is a personal rumination, and it is self indulgent.  Sorry. But I am so sad. Mad. I was chosen to be a Village of Western Springs trustee for a 4 year term.  It was an honor, and a task, and it brought me into a circle of spectacularly talented and dedicated neighbors.  Every commission... Read more »

Two roads diverged...

Two roads diverged...
Last week we entered Prentice Women’s Hospital via the bridge that takes visitors to the parking structure.  We were over the moon, elated that Mary Dahl had burst into our world a week early. This bridge also leads to what was once Children’s Memorial, and is now the The Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital.... Read more »
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Rant 2: Who needs fresh home grown produce?

Rant 2: Who needs fresh home grown produce?
Aside from flowers, whose death I can blame on drought or heat, I rarely plant much in the way of gardens.  I am unwilling to fail via neglect. This year, I decided to adopt a tomato plant and a basil sprout to provide the foundation for caprese salads or BLTs. It was not ambitious, I... Read more »

Janet's seasonal rants, Part 1. Louis CK.

Janet's seasonal rants, Part 1. Louis CK.
Louis C K is not  funny. What madness has crowned him as the new humor  icon? He is dour, self-indulgent and controlling.  He is late 40′s, and still goes to masturbating jokes for the easy laugh. Ew. Grow up, sir. The lovable loser stereotype can be endearing.  Eeyore comes to mind as an archetype.  It... Read more »