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That's One Big Flag

Happy 4th of July, Folks.  Years ago, we spent the holiday waiting in a long line with Dad’s fire truck to participate in neighborhood parades.  Those were some hot, humid afternoons, but we still have great memories. With that all said, enjoy an oldie but goodie Pizza For Breakfast post. THE TIME DAD CAME HOME WITH... Read more »

Rainy Day Grumbling

TODAY: DRY AND MILD, the forecast said at the bottom of the TV. Except maybe it was TOMORROW’s weather — after all, I wasn’t wearing my glasses. I opened the door to the garage, ready to run.  But what did I see? RAIN. RAIN. Did I mention RAIN? And so I mumbled, and grumbled and... Read more »

Dad's Toolbox

DAD’S TOOLBOX Throughout my life, my dad and I always seemed to be missing a connection.  There was a missing link, or two.  Or three.  It was difficult to tell sometimes, since we didn’t have many Kodak moments together.  Instead, many of our photos consisted of we three kids making surly faces while Dad did... Read more »
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MY SPECIAL KITCHEN CABINET

You may find this odd, but I have a special kitchen cabinet at home.  Yes, I use it to store some of my favorite things. And I don’t allow anyone else in there.   It holds all my goodies. “What makes it so special?” Ahh, so glad you asked. THIS IS WHERE THE IMPORTANT ITEMS ARE KEPT... Read more »

How's Your Morning Commute Going?

How’s Your Day Going? I sat on the Metra train this morning, trying to conjure up a writing idea for another blog post. What to write; what to write. I thought back to 2017, when I met a topic challenge put forth to us by our ChicagoNow editor:  “Write About Your Tomorrow.”  And so I... Read more »

A Duet Between Friends

A DUET BETWEEN FRIENDS I love duets between two singers/musicians.  It’s fun to watch two people feed off each other’s energy and take their performance to a higher level.  A song is made that much more special when you can watch the performers’ expressions and realize what the song means to them.  Their passion for... Read more »
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Apollo 8 - 50 Years and Still Wonderful

This post is one of the winners from ChicagoNow’s 20 Best Posts of December 2018 Apollo 8 – 50 Years and Still Wonderful Wonderful.  What determines that something is Wonderful?  Dictionary.com gives some fitting synonyms:  Awe-Inspiring; Brilliant; Divine; Incredible; Magnificent; Miraculous. Wonderful is how our astronauts — Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and William Anders —... Read more »

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 »
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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 »