Posts in category "Lifestyle and Opinion"

5 Things You Will Need for Creche Hunting Season

5 Things You Will Need for Creche Hunting Season
You can see them if you pay close attention.  They are the Creche Hunters. They are among us, standing next to us in line at the store, sitting in the Chevy Volt next to you at the traffic light and maybe even next to you at your favorite watering hole; you cannot see them immediately,... Read more »

How My Heart Got Unlocked

“Man, what kind of person are you?” I’ve never forgotten those words. I was fifteen, working underage at Montgomery Wards at the Evergreen Plaza; it was just after closing time, and I wanted to get out and home. Suddenly, a middle-aged man came rushing into the Hardware Department, where I was closing out the register.... Read more »

My Last Night in Havana, Cuba

My Last Night in Havana, Cuba
I am at the end of a legal trip to Cuba. I went  as part of a ministry to take needed items  for the Cuban people, things that are really needed, things we take for granted, such as lotions, soap, OTC medication and medical supplies.  To do this we bring items personally in suitcases and... Read more »
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Who Should Own Your Personal Information?

Who Should Own Your Personal Information?
It was the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution that ended slavery for African Americans, but in today’s digital age are we all in danger of becoming enslaved? Even if you have never used a computer, bits and bytes and pieces of you are being stored in servers across the country — indeed, across the... Read more »

Taxi Driver Speeds out of Chicago for Better Opportunity in Nigeria

Taxi Driver Speeds out of  Chicago for Better Opportunity in Nigeria
I had to go to the small airport, and I called the local cab company.  It has a Shamrock for a logo and an Irish name, but rarely am I greeted by anybody from the “old sod”. This time it was a distinguished older gent driving, dressed better than I, and with a better command... Read more »

5 Things You Will Have To Do Because The World Didn't End

I woke up this morning and not only didn’t the Great Blizzard miss most of Chicago, but the world did not end. Therefore, we will all have to:   Buy Christmas Presents Obey the Winter Parking Ban Suffer through the New Year Eve countdown shows for 2013 Slip over a Fiscal Cliff, which is a... Read more »
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"Sins" and the Atheist

"Sins" and the Atheist
There are sins and there are crimes. The basics of law in the United States and most of the Western World are based upon the Judeo-Christian tenets of faith. You know them; they were codified by a Jew who came down from the mountain, after talking to the Almighty, only to find that his followers... Read more »

Saving Chicago by Shrinking It

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Is Chicago now too big for itself? Meaning, is there too much infrastructure for areas of the city that have too little population and no hope of regaining that population? Should decaying and depopulated areas be turned back to the earth, for either natural, green areas or for productive farm land? This is what Detroit... Read more »