Archive for November 2016

Jimmy, I hope you like this post more than I liked your writing prompt

I wanted to write a blog post tonight, but I didn’t have anything I wanted to write about. Luckily tonight is Blogapalooz-Hour. At 9 PM our dogged ChicagoNow Community Manager Jimmy gave us all a writing prompt, and we bloggers were challenged to write a post and publish it exactly one hour later at 10 PM. Perfect. The kids are already... Read more »

The Christmas tradition I'm giving up this year

The Christmas tradition I'm giving up this year
For the past two years I have adorned the doorway to our living room with 24 red and green envelopes. Inside each envelope was a slip of paper. Most listed a surprise activity: make cookies, visit Santa, make ornaments, decorate the Christmas tree, read a holiday story. A couple were just jokes (strategically placed on... Read more »

The drug of anticipation, a short story

She wasn’t the type of person who used drugs. She barely drank and didn’t smoke. Well, she smoked a few cigarettes in college, but she was never a smoker. She was a rule follower, not a a rule breaker. No, she definitely wasn’t the type of person who used drugs, But… She was at a... Read more »
Advertisement:

Donald Trump makes it hard to write about my ass

Because I devote my October blog posts to Halloween, anything else I think about writing during that time gets tabled until November, but since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election (Electoral College only, but sadly that’s what counts) most of my existing blog post ideas seem inappropriately frivolous compared to the impending threats to civil rights... Read more »

At least Hillary won't have to train the man who got her job (like I did)

There are many unpleasant realities of the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. One is that yet again a qualified woman lost a job to a less qualified man. At least Hillary Clinton will not suffer the indignity of having to train and work for the man who took her job as so many... Read more »

40 things to do on Election Day in the U.S.

40 things to do on Election Day in the U.S.
It’s election day in the United States. If you already voted, thank you. Consider helping others get to to the polls today. If, however, you are eligible vote and have not yet done so I have a few things for you to do today: Vote. Vote even if you know your candidate will win. Nothing... Read more »
Advertisement:

Watching the World Series with Cubs Twitter

The Chicago Cubs are in the World Series and have come back from being behind three games to one and have forced a game seven. It is an exciting time for Cubs fans. The Cubs in the World Series is an experience for us to share, but I have not watched any playoff games at... Read more »