21 quotes about failure from Michael Jordan, Ellen and other famous people

21 quotes about failure from Michael Jordan, Ellen and other famous people
In my last blog post I wrote about how your fear of failure can help you succeed. While researching the subject of failure, I came across some great quotes about it. The quotes you see below were found on a variety of websites, including  forbes.com, brainyquotes.com and goodreads.com. I can’t say with 100% certainty that... Read more »

8 ways your fear of failure can help you succeed

Ironically, failure is a raging success these days. I say this because failure is receiving loads of media attention. First, there was the opening of the Museum of Failure in Sweden, which features a collection of over 70 “interesting innovation failures” from coffee-flavored Coke to Google Glass. “The purpose of the museum is to show... Read more »

Exhibit of legendary music promoter Bill Graham at Illinois Holocaust Museum

Bill Graham as Father Time, New Year’s Eve 1988 The Illinois Holocaust Museum may sound like an odd choice to showcase the life of renowned music promoter Bill Graham, who helped launch and promote the careers of countless iconic artists including the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, The Who, Led Zeppelin... Read more »
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11 reasons to stay in Chicago

THE LAKEFRONT. I don't get down there as often as I'd like, but there's something comforting  knowing this exquisite jewel is right in my backyard. Plus, there is an assortment of rivers and streams nearby when you really want to get away from it all.
In my last blog post, I divulged that my husband and I are toying with the idea of abandoning the Chicago area for warmer climes. I made a list of 11 reasons to leave Chicago. In case you didn’t see it, we are contemplating moving out west to Tucson, Arizona. So far, we haven’t reached... Read more »

11 reasons to leave Chicago

THE WEATHER, duh. Sure it's nice out now, but every Chicagoan knows it won't last. Am I a fair weather friend? You betcha.
For my friends, relatives, co-workers, Opinionated Woman readers and bill collectors who are first learning that my husband Allan and I are contemplating getting out of Dodge, I mean the Chicago area, relax. We’re not going anywhere. At least not in the near future. But the truth is Allan would move to Tucson in a... Read more »

My dad is the reason why I'm a Democrat: a Father's Day revelation

My dad is the reason why I'm a Democrat: a Father's Day revelation
I was never a daddy’s girl. I never had that special, enviable relationship with my father which my friend had with hers, one in which her dad made her feel like the most important person in the world, like, well, a princess. My father was too busy working. He was the owner, along with his... Read more »
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I hated what Kathy Griffin did, but I empathize. What happened to her sort of happened me.

I hated what Kathy Griffin did, but I empathize. What happened to her sort of happened me.
First of all, let me state for the record: I’m not a huge Kathy Griffin fan nor do I find her brand of celebrity gossip-y humor that amusing. Also, for the record: That image of her holding a faux bloody head of you-know-who was unforgettably horrible. Still, her worst sin of all, at least for... Read more »

How my interfaith journey has given me faith in something besides God

How my interfaith journey has given me faith in something besides God
About a dozen years ago, I pitched a story to a now-defunct magazine, a story which mostly involved asking religious leaders one question: Why do you believe in God? Shockingly, the editor gave me the green light, and I suddenly had the privilege of interviewing a variety of Christian (including the now late Cardinal George),... Read more »

"Blacklisted" relevant in these times

"Blacklisted" relevant in these times
The Hollywood blacklist, the practice of denying employment to writers, actors, musicians and other entertainment professionals during the 1950s because of a real or imagined link to communism, marked a dark period in American history. In light of today’s political environment when our president is constantly shouting “Fake news!” at the legitimate press, “Blacklisted,” a live... Read more »
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24 things that piss me off (and probably you, too)

24 things that piss me off (and probably you, too)
No, I’m not talking about things like nuclear war or air pollution or even embezzlement. These are ordinary things in life which annoy the hell out of me. Maybe you, too. 1.When you order a pizza with mushrooms on half, and the restaurant charges the same amount as they would if they had put mushrooms on... Read more »