Archive for February 2013

Arrivederci, Pope Benedict

Arrivederci, Pope Benedict
I am tickled by the thousands of breathless reporters covering the Papal goodbye. Which demographic they are chasing: reverend Catholics,  or those repulsed by the Ultimate Mens’ Club?  I doubt if their reporting will be a ratings bonanza. Catholics are not coagulated into a massive autonomous power base. Most of us have cobbled together the... Read more »

Who am I? Oscar ready.

Who am I? Oscar ready.
My computer battery died after 5 years of duty, and Steve and I headed to Boca on Sunday for a “genius appointment.” My track pad was dead, and my computer was slow as hell, and to her credit, Dana the Genius plugged in an ethernet cable, confirmed the death of the battery, installed another, and... Read more »

Little things that you do....

Little things that you do....
I am in Florida. Steve and I have merged and blended. I don’t hear strings when I see him in baggage claim, but it is a relief to know that he cares enough to park and wait.  That is not a Dahl protocol, but it is strictly the Joliat way.  Detroit does not offer the... Read more »
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My Funny Valentine

My Funny Valentine
Steve and I have reached that sturdy place in life where I have been with him longer than I was without him. Our marriage has reached the tipping point where he has been sober longer than he was sodden. It is a remarkable comfort to me, to say nothing of an odds defying achievement. I... Read more »

Housebound and Heartbroken

Housebound and Heartbroken
A sinus infection (my first) handed me my ass this last ten days.  My lethargy and inactivity provided a fine nest for despair. Every Mom has had her heart battered by the death of innocent children in Chicago. I am so mad, so sad, so awash in excuses that I could honestly not organize my... Read more »

Chicago Sun Times: The Sybil of Newspapers

Chicago Sun Times: The Sybil of Newspapers
Though the Tribune extends gracious hospitality to me here, I cheat on them. I am a newspaper junkie.  I also receive the Sun Times and USA Today, as well as my local weekly paper and the Sunday New York Times.  I quit the Wall Street Journal when Murdoch bought it, but I only miss the... Read more »
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