The black milk crate sits upside-down and askew on the weather-eaten sidewalk. Someone once sat there, wearing two hats and mismatched gloves and a thin coat over as many layers of clothing as he owned. He would rock, disturbed by his own demons and memories. We’d give him a wide berth–is he mentally ill? Even... Read more »
A couple of weeks ago I got an important looking envelope from the city, with “Jury Duty Summons” emblazoned on the front. I’m supposed to report as a standby juror in the first week of January–when I’m 36 weeks pregnant. 9 months. Four weeks before the little girl is due. Pregnancy in of itself isn’t... Read more »
There are so many Christmas songs for every situation, but I can’t stand the tunes of most of them. So….I’ve more than slightly altered a number of Christmas (okay, and Advent) songs to make them more suitable. Enjoy!
The Maggie Daley Park dog ban pissed a lot of people off. Including me. Why? It was a sudden reversal, made in some murky politicking. It’s more broken promises in Chicago. I keep trying to come up with scenarios of why the reversal–and they all imaginatively involve some rich person who hates dogs paying off... Read more »
It was the worst way to give a gift to a teen girl. Let me back up. I’m sure you’ve seen homilies or sermons when the priest comes up to the ambo with two gifts, one wrapped in plain brown paper, and the other wrapped in the fanciest paper and bow. It’s a well-used crutch,... Read more »