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What happens when you go on a Sugar Detox

<strong>Healthy Snack of Crackers and Guacamole:</strong>  My wife measured out the exact amount of Crackers I could have so I wouldn't go over the sugar budget for the day.
A friend posted a link to a Sugar Detox  a couple weeks ago, just in time for the New Year.   I’m wary of New Year’s resolutions and goals that set one up to fail but I figure even I can pull off something like this  since it is only 3 days.   I decided to start... Read more »

Marathon training and blogging tip: be honest with yourself

When I was a Group Leader for CARA, every summer we’d have a crop of newbies who were training for the Chicago Marathon for the first time.  Most of them usually said the same thing, that they just wanted to finish the race. 18 weeks later they’d run the marathon and they would all finish... Read more »

I want to break up with the gym

This is an experience I had trying to quit my gym a few years ago before I had a blog, which meant I  “blogged” by sending my “posts” through e-mail to friends or posted in the Notes Section of Facebook.   I’m sure most people just deleted the e-mails without reading them.  Rather than re-work the... Read more »

Early Christmas present from the Bears: We get our Sundays back

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I know most Bears fans are still pissed off about the latest Bears loss. This one, a Thursday Night prime time game against Dallas gave us a glimmer of what could have been when the Bears rallied to within two scores.Unfortunately, even if Jay Cutler throw a touchdown pass instead of an interception into the... Read more »

Can a video put an end to gang violence? Lottery Pick hopes so

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From time to time I like to feature a video here on Mysteries of Life. Usually it is a funny or humorous one. However, gang violence and deaths related to gang shootings is no laughing matter, especially for the innocent bystanders often caught in the cross fire. Updated: This is a video called When I... Read more » is a scam

So last month I was shopping around for an ice maker. Our bar is in our basement but the refrigerator with the ice is upstairs and it was starting to become a drag having to schelep ice downstairs like cave people for our Manhattans. I did the usual Google search and found a plethora of... Read more »

ObamaCare Website glitches got you down? Here's a workaround

I don’t know much about The Affordable Care Act except that it is nicknamed Obamacare because our society has the attention span of a litter of contused kittens. Also, apparently it is so complicated that supposedly intelligent and much more successful people than me come to different conclusions about whether it will destroy civilization or... Read more »

Chicago Marathon training brings the Labor Day Blues

If you are training for the Chicago Marathon — or most any fall marathon — chances are that by now, you’ve begun to notice something about your training that you might never imagined: you’re sick and tired of it all. The getting up at the wee hours of the morning, the almost religious adherence to... Read more »

Using Boston bomber suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on cover Bad Idea, but Rolling Stone within their rights to do so

Rolling Stone magazine has brought upon itself public outrage, and threats of boycotts with a cover of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that some readers feel give him a rock star status and glamor shot look. The cover is promoting a story about how Tsarnaev fell into radical Islam and became a “monster.” It... Read more »

Some Thoughts about Whistle Blower Snowden you may not have realized

Kids, you might have to look it up, but is it just a coincidence this has happened around the 60th Anniversary of the Rosenberg Execution?
Hey there. I know this is a blog about house hunting but the Powers-That-Be at ChicagoNow encourage us to branch out once in a while and write about things that people really care about are outside our choosen subject expertise.