Archive for June 2011

Who Can Help Blago Prepare for Prison?

Oh, Blago (*sigh*).  How did it come to this?  Now that (another) former governor has been found guilty of crimes committed while in office, he begins the purgatory of waiting for his sentencing.  Actually his purgatory period has been rather extensive if we go all the way back to his initial arrest, first trial, second... Read more »

Rock-A-Bye Baby: Lullabies Even Grownups Will Love

Rock-A-Bye Baby: Lullabies Even Grownups Will Love
  My very first piece that I posted when I joined ChicagoNow was “Songs to Sleep To: A Nightime Playlist“.  Since then, I have posted 105 additional pieces.  Yet, every day when I get my summary of how many people viewed my blog, that first piece is usually in the top five, sometimes even the... Read more »

I'm a Mom and I Like Rap. There, I've Said It

First, let’s establish that I am not one of those hip urban moms.  Nope, I’m a suburban, middle aged, professional, white mother of four teenagers.  Even the suburb I live in has very little diversity; I feel like a rebel when I vote Democrat.  I’m not altogether sure a rapper would be too happy to... Read more »
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Kanye West is a Boring Tweeter and Other Useful Information

Kanye West is a Boring Tweeter and Other Useful Information
Are you a tweeter?  I’m not, but I like following various musicians on Twitter, always hoping for a little nugget of insight about what they’re like.  After doing this for several months, I’m able to give you some guidance about who to follow and who not to bother with.  I’m sorry the “Boring” category is... Read more »

My Unexpected Music Memory Trigger

Yesterday I had the day off work.  I took my oldest daughter for college orientation because, you know, somehow everything is all about getting ready for college this summer.  We left from my work downtown and had about a four hour drive, which should have been no problem.  However, travelling with my 18-year old is... Read more »

Everyone's Doing It: Gay and Singing

Illinois is abuzz with the same-sex civil union law taking effect this week.  Everyone’s talking about the gays!  While I personally am not gay, I’ve thought from time to time about how I’d feel if one of my kids told me they were.  I think it all boils down to the main thing that everyone... Read more »
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