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 »

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 »
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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 »

'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 »
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‘Cause I Said So - Things I've Learned Later In Life

‘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. Things I’ve Learned Later In Life There are things (obvious things) that I didn’t learn until later in my life.  In fact, some... Read more »

'Cause I Said So - Indecipherable Notes

‘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. Indecipherable Notes to Myself I write notes to myself. A lot. At the time of writing, I’m always so sure that I’ll remember... Read more »

'Cause I Said So - Overheard Conversations

‘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. Below are various statements I’ve overheard while commuting, enjoying the beach, at the office, etc. People amuse me. Overheard on Metra train: Girl... Read more »
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How I Kicked The Ironing Habit

I wore my favorite blazer the other day.  My friend complimented me on its look. “But look here,” I complained. “I recently washed the jacket, but the lapel is sitting funny and not lying flat.” “Try ironing it,” my dear friend advised. Was She for Real? She was trying to be helpful, but I was... Read more »