Archive for October 2016

Number of Hugs Predicted the Success of the Chicago Cubs; Could More Create a World Series Win?

With an exciting 5th game in the 2016 World Series, the Chicago Cubs brought home a “W” with a final score of 3 to 2 against the Cleveland Indians. Closing out the last three innings was the Cubs “Closer,” Aroldis Chapman, shown in the photo hugging his catcher, Willson Contreras, at the end of the... Read more »

The Push and Pull of Almost-'Tweens

I thought it would be a hoot–picking up my 8 and 9 year old at the bus stop in our big alien cape and mask. I even thought that maybe each day until Halloween I would come up with wearing a mask or funny outfit when I got them after school. The neighbors glanced at me sideways... Read more »

Admitting My Difficulty in Hearing the Sounds of a Trump

My dad leaned Republican. I am a Democrat. In our history, we had many discussions about our views–sometimes heated, sometimes light, always impassioned. We were able to debate quite honestly and intelligently about our opinions and why we we chose our respective candidates. I look back at those times with a smile in my heart. I... Read more »