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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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10 Ways To Be Happy

I hate it when things go wrong.   Or sometimes I’m just plain crabby. And it’s those times when I need to look at what’s good and remember the things that make me happy.  I’m taking a cue from fellow writer Judy Marcus and wrote down items that are adding to my Wow! factor.  Her article —... Read more »

HOW WELL DO WE REALLY LISTEN?

How well do we truly listen to one another each and every day?  We make good efforts to give our undivided attention to friends, family, co-workers and others we run into day in and day out. A [very] brief example: Me: “What time is the concert?” Him: “Yes.” Yes? Yes what? REMEMBER TO BREATHE… I... Read more »

Incomprehensible Corporate Mumbo Jumbo

‘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. Incomprehensible Corporate Mumbo Jumbo Occasionally at work I have to research information on other companies and determine what their key functions are.  This... Read more »
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'Cause I Said So ... Snobby Mommy and the Grammar Police

This post is one of the winners of ChicagoNow’s Best Posts April 2018. ‘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. Snobby Mommy and the Grammar Police Below are the grammar mistakes that irk... Read more »