Archive for November 2012
Local News Item: The SouthtownStar reports an uptick in the coyote population in Tinley Park. In the far southern suburbs at night The coyote’s a more common sight. But if in Tinley Park I would not fear its bark— As much as I would fear its bite.
On a bitterly cold night in New York City, a policeman takes pity on a barefooted homeless man and buys him a pair of shoes. It happened on Wednesday November 14. Officer Lawrence DiPrimo of the NYPD didn’t know an eyewitness had captured his magnanimous act . That picture went viral on Facebook. And thousands... Read more »
ChicagoNow blogger Jack Spatafora wonders what Lincoln would have tweeted. Certainly many of the Rail Splitter’s homespun stories would not have made the Twitter cut[140 characters]. That is, short of piecemealing them over a number of tweets. I believe Lincoln, the genius he was, would have crafted his messages for greater brevity. He was, after all,... Read more »
By Jupiter! What a resplendent full moon last night! And that star to the moon’s right is really none other than that ravishing king of our solar system, Jupiter. In his orchestral suite, “The Planets” Gustav Holst labeled Jupiter ‘The Bringer of Jollity’. A good excuse to be jovial tonight too. Besides being the giant star of our humble family in the... Read more »
Obama has invited Mitt To his man cave for lunch. No word at all on whether it Means caviar’s to munch.
Science note: The kumquat [Chinese for ‘golden orange’] was introduced to Europe in 1846 by Robert Fortune, collector for the London Horticultural Society, and shortly thereafter into North America. Obey the precepts of your heart. Love God and love your neighbor. Give of yourself and do your part. Enjoy the fruits of labor. Fear not... Read more »
I’m still on cloud nine. But the one with the green lining. Notre Dame will play for the BCS championship on January 7. They had to beat arch-rival Southern Cal in LA to get there. And they did, 22-13. Only after still another cliff-hanging , jaw-dropping goal-line stand, with just over 2 minutes to go in the game.... Read more »
Tribune theatre critic Chris Jones says “Les Miserables” at the Cadillac Palace Theatre thru December 2 is not to be missed. My wife and I can vouch for that. We attended the Sunday matinee and were bewitched by its power and beauty. The orchestra seats were a gift from our children. Actually a gift to my wife on... Read more »
“Dear Harriette: My husband has a wandering eye, and I need him to stop this behavior. Last week we went on a dinner date, and my husband’s neck was on a swivel. In walks a group of ladies, one of whom caught my husband’s eye. This made me furious, but I did not want to... Read more »
Victor Hugo had good advice for our country today on how to close the widening gap between the rich and poor. Listen to what he writes in Les Miserables. “Let us not weary of repeating it, to think first of all the outcast and sorrowful multitudes, to solace them, to give them air, to enlighten... Read more »