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 »

To Chicago's West and South Side Mothers of the Killed

What is it like to look through your eyes each morning? Look towards the door where your child was killed. She was killed sitting on her porch. He was hit by stray rounds because he was walking back from school and got caught in gang gunfire. You are the nameless.  Your children are nameless. We... Read more »

Mob Attacks and Censoring Facebook and Twitter

All the talk has been about gun control and the Second Amendment, especially since Sandy Hook, when those who live in the comfort zones of the world find that they are actually under attack, finding themselves like millions have in the inner cities of our nation.  We have blue-eyed terror going on more and more... Read more »
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Parents Exploit Children on Facebook for Parents Own Gain

Parents Exploit Children on Facebook for Parents Own Gain
How many times have you seen it: a cuddly bundle of baby on Facebook, looking not “cute” but, as they say, like Winston Churchill, sans cigar, though I suspect some parents have jammed one into the infants mouth for effect and “artistic” merit or sick humor? Harmless?  The actions of a proud parent or grandparent?... 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 »

Whole Foods Boss Says ObamaCare is "Fascism"

Whole Foods Boss Says ObamaCare is "Fascism"
John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods,  told NPR Morning Edition  that, “technically speaking”, the Affordable Health Care and Portability Act (ObamaCare) is, essentially, fascism. This counters what Mackey said about ObamaCare in 2009, when he claimed that the AHCPA was really socialist in nature.  Then, he used the oft quoted Margaret Thatcher’s admonition about socialism... Read more »
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The War On Women Continues

Thought the November election of President Obama reflected the reaction of women against the positions taken by the Republican party? Turns out nothing has changed… not a damned thing. Buyers remorse?  Not yet?