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Gals talkin' sh*t between movie trailers: Jan 23, 2015

Gals talkin' sh*t between movie trailers: Jan 23, 2015
Up this week: Unfriended, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Blackhat, Song One, and American Sniper *** That’s my piece, and that’s my peace. Thank you for taking the time to read my silly words. It means the world. Carry on… Old Single Mom If you enjoyed our time together, don’t be afraid to share the love. (There’s... Read more »

Old Single Mom responds to her new fans at Fox News!

Old Single Mom responds to her new fans at Fox News!
Hey, guys! So things got pretty exciting, yesterday, once I noticed that John Stossel had used a picture of me to promote the re-airing of his show that I was on a few months ago: “Parenting Wars.” Click here to go to the link of yesterday’s post! Can I just say: boy howdy, and hello!... Read more »

Things I wish hadn't been edited out of my interview with John Stossel

Things I wish hadn't been edited out of my interview with John Stossel
Before I begin, I would like to say that John Stossel and his producer, Rikki, were top notch. I had a really exceptional experience, and never felt like I had crossed “enemy lines” of ideology, even while walking past stacks of books on desks with titles like, “WHAT WE CAN DO TO GET RID OF OBAMA,”... Read more »
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Blogapalooza Challenge: My Perfect Day (hint: I wouldn't be me...for most of it)

Blogapalooza Challenge: My Perfect Day (hint: I wouldn't be me...for most of it)
9:00 PM – the challenge comes in: Welcome to ChicagoNow’s Blogapalooz-Hour! Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to publish a post in one hour. Here is tonight’s challenge: “Write what your perfect day would be like, either in reality or fantasy” Really have fun with it, go into as much detail as... Read more »

Are all racists created equal?

Are all racists created equal?
It happens every Halloween: people dress up in black face, much to the shock and horror of every civilized person with a pulse. But are those costumed ding-dongs genuinely racist, or just incredibly stupid and insensitive? Can otherwise reasonable people have such massive blind spots of poor judgement? An even bigger question: Can a person... Read more »

Dear Ringling Bros: Want my money? Get rid of the animal acts.

Dear Ringling Bros: Want my money? Get rid of the animal acts.
It’s  almost November, again, Chicago, so you know what that means: the Ringling Brothers circus is coming to town: first to the Allstate Arena, then the United Center. And once again, the circus will divide my Facebook friends as if they were the Koch Brothers. It all comes down to a question of ethics about... Read more »
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How Facebook has revolutionized the modern birthday

How Facebook has revolutionized the modern birthday
For all the guff that Facebook gets (it’s – “too impersonal,” “too invasive,” “get yer face out of your phone”) there is one undeniable perk: Facebook birthdays. They are an experience that was not available to us humans before the captivating blue playground on our smart phones. I would even go so far as to... Read more »

Rocktober Day 7: Could this be the coolest picture ever taken with a cell phone?

Rocktober Day 7: Could this be the coolest picture ever taken with a cell phone?
I can’t even imagine what prompted me to take what I think might be the coolest photo ever. I rarely photograph nature, though I have been known to take pictures of the sky on particularly awesome evenings of cloud cover. But I have terrible luck with shutter speeds on cell phones, so it seems odd... Read more »

Holy Cow, this is my 101st post for ChicagoNow! (Warning: after today, everything changes.)

Holy Cow, this is my 101st post for ChicagoNow! (Warning: after today, everything changes.)
Holy cow, this is my 101st post for Old Single Mom! If you know me, you know that what we have here is a wholesale miracle. The only other thing I have done 100 times, consistently, involves the Taco Bell drive-thru. I found the picture, above, when I searched for “101″ in Flickr. It’s called “Flying... Read more »
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On dropping off my only-child class clown kid at the school playground

On dropping off my only-child class clown kid at the school playground
It’s Friday, so I’ll try to make this short. When I bought my Ipad, I had some trouble getting the data plan to kick in. When I was on the phone trying to fix the situation, the T-mobile rep apologized profusely for any inconvenience the situation was causing me. I told her, “You know what?... Read more »