Posts in category "I'm Mad"

Polar Vortex to Pollen Vortex

Polar Vortex to Pollen Vortex
Dammit. I have grumbled my way through a ridiculous winter in foul form and perfect health. The moment that the earth gave up its frosty demeanor, my allergies resurfaced with a grim resolve. And I DO mean resurfaced.  I have not experienced such misery since summer camp days, where an ill advised hay ride put... Read more »

The Lost Art of Civility

The Lost Art of Civility
I am world weary from the last few days. Or maybe tweetweary, to cobble a phrase. It’s time to push back from my  social media world. NOW. I’m not a broad explorer, limiting my internet curiosity to news aggregators, Twitter and Facebook. I should be reading with chapters. Events like the Super Bowl (can we use... Read more »

If this is true, we are doomed

Geraldo Rivera made this comment on Fox yesterday: I see those six ladies in the jury putting themselves on that rainy night, in that housing complex that has just been burglarized by three or four different groups of black youngsters from the adjacent community. So it’s a dark night, a 6-foot-2-inch hoodie-wearing stranger is in... Read more »
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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 »

Losers with Pressure Cookers and Nails

Losers with Pressure Cookers and Nails
So here we are.  Two weeks after two idiotic, brain dead, mis-wired miscreants caused mayhem in Boston. CNN is still wall to wall with the doofuses- examining their motives and their indoctrination. Entertainment Tonight is running a 5 part special to tap into the mind of this family. Really?  Entertainment Tonight is going to make... Read more »

The Annoying Family and my Flight From Hell

The Annoying Family and my Flight From Hell
The plane: an Air Bus 340-600.   The Airline: Lufthansa. The flight: Munich to Chicago. The final leg of my River Cruise holiday. My seat: 53G.  How can there be that many rows?  All told, there are 58 rows of seats on this aircraft. I need an aisle seat because my fake knee is unstable,... Read more »
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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 »

Grandparent's Manifesto

Grandparent's Manifesto
There is a broad community that blogs here- some physical contact exists, but we are predominantly a virtual bunch.  I am demographically OLDER than most here. Still, I like the outlet. It continues a tradition of familial remembrance. My husband created the original transparant family when he broadcast the birth of my first born son... Read more »

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 »
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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 »