Archive for May 2013

About the Bright One...

About the Bright One...
I have tried to be patient with the Sun Times, but they are testing my loyalty.  Chicago is that rare town where news stands account for some sales, and commuters love the compact format for the train and bus.  SO…pictures sell papers.  How could they fire every single photo-journalist? People with 44 years of devotion,... Read more »

Memorial Day

Memorial Day
My Dad was always a parade guy.  He loved this country, fought for it.  He counted every day as a gift after seeing death as a 20 year old, navigating daylight missions from England to Germany. He saw bombadiers jump out of planes, forgetting to reattach parachutes that the cramped quarters impeded.  Watched planes draw... Read more »

Ten Things I want to Tell Mommy Bloggers

The genre bearing the umbrella title “Mommy Blogger” has exploded.  It is divine synchronicity:  brilliant women on the baby bench express themselves in eloquent columns, and mothers who are similarly situated join a virtual support community. It is a blessing for moms, often isolated after years of collegial workplace friendships. Some blogs provide guidance.  Some... Read more »
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Notes from the empty nest...

Notes from the empty nest...
Mother’s Day. Mine is gone, and I miss her.  She had 6 kids in 9 years, raised them in 1800 square feet. Fed us enough starch that we were never hungry, even when there was only a shred of meat. Made a dessert every day while we were at school. She had us trained like... Read more »

Oh, Susannah

Just a bullet point, or a counter point to all the angst here and everywhere about Susannah Collin’s dismissal from Comcast Sports Net.  There is some defensiveness and emotion in the ChicagoNow ranks, since one of our very own blogs apparently was a touchstone for sports fans to seek out the Sports Nutz videos that... Read more »