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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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Summer Memories in Chicago

*** This post was selected as one of ChicagoNow’s 20 Best Posts June 2018… *** WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SUMMER MEMORY FROM YOUR SCHOOL YEARS? The question above was presented to us ChicagoNow bloggers at 8:00 p.m. this evening.  It was our monthly Blogapalooz-Hour, wherein we authors have one hour to comprise an answer and... Read more »

I Want to Work on the 34th Floor

I want to work on the 34th floor I want to work on the 34th floor.  The 34th floor of my building houses the stunning prototype for CBRE real estate offices.  It offers breathtaking views of the Chicago river, stunning skyscrapers including the Tribune Tower, and has at least 2 stories of windows looking east... Read more »

Family Doesn't Let Family Move to The Villages

Family doesn’t let family move to The Villages.  That’s my statement and I’m stickin’ to it.  There may be some backlash over this post, but I’m ready for it. Because moving to The Villages in central Florida is where I draw the line.  Years back my mom, Dorothy, phoned to tell me she heard great things about... Read more »
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Sage Advice For My 16-Year-Old Self

This post is one of the winners of ChicagoNow’s Best Posts May 2018. We wrap up this month of May with a few words… ChicagoNow’s Blogalooz-Hour was presented to us last night.  The topic: “What are three pieces of advice you would give to your 16 year old self?” I mulled this question over and... Read more »