Archive for November 2014

Ferguson Decision: The Conversation Every Parent Needs To Have With Their Kids

Ferguson Decision: The Conversation Every Parent Needs To Have With Their Kids
I watched and listened as Bob McCulloch delivered the Grand Jury decision last night. The fifteen-year-old was sitting in the next room doing his homework while I watched Dancing With The Stars.  When ABC cut in with the ominous music, the kid joined me on the couch. Our family is part of the minority-we watch... Read more »

I Believe

I Believe
I believe nothing makes you appreciate a beautiful, spring day more than a long, cold winter, the adult infatuation with Hello Kitty borders on insane, civilization as a Chicagoan appreciates it ends where the Kankakee Exits begin, nothing tastes better than an ice-cold diet coke from McDonalds, and if you’re going to tie up a... Read more »

Tempting Fate: Molly Glynn, North Korean Hostages, and Kids Playing Chicken With A Train

Tempting Fate: Molly Glynn, North Korean Hostages, and Kids Playing Chicken With A Train
Three big stories in the news this weekend all involve grown-ups who got a raw deal after they tempted fate. Late last night, the two American fellas, sentenced to “hard labor” over in North Korea arrived back in the states. Newsflash…if you don’t want to risk imprisonment in North Korea, don’t go there. It’s really... Read more »
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Top Nine Reasons Governor Quinn Needs to Concede

Top Nine Reasons Governor Quinn Needs to Concede
  Last night I poured myself a diet coke and munched on a bag of chips waiting to hear the last mind-numbing speech the current governor had to offer. I went to bed disappointed. I imagine I’m going to need to pop corn in anticipation of this guy’s removal from Springfield. I’m convinced his last... Read more »

John Paul II - The Saint Has Finally Marched In

John Paul II - The Saint Has Finally Marched In
This post from April seems appropriate to rerun today~All Saints Day. St. John Paul II was canonized today, along with St. John XXIII. As a Catholic kid we were taught to adore the saints. As third graders, we each chose a saint, studied him/her, discovered their patronage (what cause they represented) then wrote a paragraph... Read more »