MY CONVERSATIONS WITH A MUPPET

MY CONVERSATIONS WITH A MUPPET Recently I’ve had several conversations with a help-desk support technician.  He’s inherently polite and attentive.  Plus, he is always eager to assist.  His sing-song voice lets me know he’s chipper and ready to tackle anything. There’s just one issue I struggle with… He sounds like a Muppet. His voice is... Read more »

IS IT STILL THANKSGIVING IF I DON'T FEEL GUILTY?

Is it still Thanksgiving if I don’t feel guilty? This is the question I ask myself this year, as we plan to take the easy route and place an order for our Thanksgiving dinner – turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans and fresh cranberries – all ordered from a well-loved local restaurant. The question nags... Read more »

The Worst Part of the Fall Season

Here we are again. Last night ChicagoNow’s editor presented us with a Blogapalooz topic: “Write about the best thing in Chicago during the fall.” There’s only rule on these Blogapalooz topics: write a post in one hour or less.  Of course, I’m late again in responding to the writing challenge.  The excuse I have this... Read more »
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PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST

PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST It’s the 2-year anniversary of PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST.  Please enjoy the original, deep-dish version of the classic post that led the way… The other day I had an reflective thought: the mark of a good pizza is in how well it holds up for breakfast. Many of us realize this when a... Read more »

Items I Could Do Without

‘Cause I Said So Welcome to my random thoughts page entitled “’Cause I Said So.”  These are general musings, rants, observations and otherwise unimportant details I notice about life.  Enjoy and share. Items I Could Do Without What is the point of some items that keep popping up in my life? It makes no logic... Read more »

Why Chicago? Why Now?

Take a look at a rerun from last Summer 2017.  In the wake of another weekend of heavy violence in our city, it’s important to reflect on what’s still out there. I took another ChicagoNow Blogapalooza challenge and selected the topic: Write About Your Tomorrow. Many of us may initially think it’s just another typical... Read more »
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And, Just Like That, Cher Was Gone

Where did the Cher Show go to so quickly? Hearing good reviews about the colorful and exciting Cher Show showing at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre, I had hopes of procuring tickets for my daughter and myself.  I wanted to treat her to the glitzy world of Cher. She’s the performer who – in my book –... Read more »

In Honor of Aunt Grace's Birthday...

A repeat from last year — in honor of my Aunt Grace’s Birthday. Enjoy. Earlier this year I wrote about my Aunt Grace and her commitment to Chicago and its great transit system, the CTA. What I didn’t provide was a little background on Aunt Grace and why she has (retrospectively) become such a good... Read more »

To Like or Not to Like… That is the Question

‘Cause I Said So Welcome to my random thoughts page entitled “’Cause I Said So.”  These are general musings, rants, observations and otherwise unimportant details I notice about life. To Like or Not to Like… That is the Question Is it ironic that I dislike hearing the word “Like” over and over again? I’m not... Read more »
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Queer Eye Makes Me Cry

This post is a winner from ChicagoNow’s 20 Best – July 2018 Queer Eye Makes Me Cry Queer Eye makes me cry.  I’m lovin’ the revamped series of Queer Eye, available on Netflix.  The TV series is an updated account of the original Bravo program which debuted in 2003.  Both original and new accounts are... Read more »