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Is Donald Trump dumb or naive or does he just think we are?

Is Donald Trump dumb or naive or does he just think we are?
I watched yesterday as Judge Neil Gorsuch was sworn into office as Justice of the Supreme Court. I have to hand it to Trump. He was pretty, pretty presidential at the White House ceremony. There was just one thing that struck me: Donald Trump must be really dumb or naive. Or he just thinks we are. ... Read more »

Stop it, everybody! You are being waaaay too judgmental

Stop it, everybody! You are being waaaay too judgmental
A friend recently accused me of being too judgmental. I immediately went into denial mode, smugly declaring that I wasn’t judgmental at all. “You’re the one who’s judgmental!” I shouted defensively into the phone. I won’t go into the specifics here of who said what because my point is not for you, my much appreciated... Read more »

See a helluva great show for just ten bucks: Skokie Idol

Ten bucks doesn’t get you much these days. Except in this case: It will get you up close and personal to see the final round of “Skokie Idol,” a homespun version of the TV show “American Idol.” The final round for the Junior Division– 9-12-year-olds, will be Friday April 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. The... Read more »
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Ovarian cancer took Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Read this and it might not take you.

Ovarian cancer took Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Read this and it might not take you.
A week ago, Chicagoan Amy Krouse Rosenthal died.  She was 51. I didn’t know her personally, but I knew of her. By all accounts, she was an extraordinary person–a prolific, gifted adult and childrens’ book writer, a filmmaker and a public speaker as well as a beloved wife and mother. Ten days before she passed away,... Read more »

The reason for Trump's troubles is not a Deep State, Obama or some other lame excuse

You can blame a Deep State, Obama wiretapping you, the Democrats, fake news and professional protesters until Hillary is back in the White House microwaving herself a Swanson fried chicken dinner. None of these lame excuses have anything to do with your woes, Mr. Trump. The reason you get so much backlash is plain and... Read more »

The one thing that keeps me from obsessing over you-know-who and things beyond my control

No, it’s not sex, drugs or even roll and roll. It’s not a vacay in Maui. And definitely not a soak in the Jacuzzi at the hot tub/bar Bunny Slope. It’s (insert drum roll here) cooking. Between the Russians and the crazy-ass tweets and the nonstop talking heads and the shouting and pouting about it all... Read more »
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My favorite moment at the Oscars (it's not what you think)

Embed from Getty Images I loved the Oscars this year. Loved Justin Timberlake’s snappy opening. Loved Jimmy Kimmel as host. Loved the Mean Tweets bit. Especially you, Al Pacino. Loved the candy drop and especially that moment when Meryl Streep’s husband, sculptor Don Gummer, was digging into the box of Junior Mints. It was so... Read more »

11 presidents who may have suffered from mental illness besides Donald Trump

According to the 2006 study, Teddy Roosevelt may have had bipolar I disorder, which features extreme mood swings. Psychologist Guy Winch Ph.D., in a recent "Psychology Today" <a href="https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-squeaky-wheel/201602/study-half-all-presidents-suffered-mental-illness">story</a>, agrees, saying that Roosevelt’s decision to go on a two-year expedition of unexplored areas of the Amazon (and during which 3 people died) “smacks of manic thinking.” 
Mark Twain called Roosevelt "clearly insane" and  'insanest upon war and its supreme glories.''
With the incessant lies–small and bigly, the bullying, the bragging, the crazy-ass tweets and other assorted narcissistic behaviors our president has displayed, many, many people (including yours truly) have been weighing in about Trump’s mental health. Apparently, even Russia is getting into the act. But, here’s the thing: Whether Trump is or is not mentally ill... Read more »

It's time to speak up, Republican Congressmen, or shame on you

It's time to speak up, Republican Congressmen, or shame on you
Donald Trump, you’ve gone and done it. You’ve crossed the line with your tweet that the media is “not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” The media is not the enemy of the American people. YOU are the enemy of the people. YOU are the enemy of the country I (and... Read more »
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Despite what our president-elect says about them, journalists are the superheroes of 2016

Despite what our president-elect says about them, journalists are the superheroes of 2016
My superheroes can’t fly, don’t have x-ray vision and aren’t able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. But journalists, like Superman, (whose alter ego was, ironically, reporter Clark Kent) do fight for truth, justice and the American way. I don’t take what journalists do lightly. And neither should you. At the risk of... Read more »