Archive for February 2015

What about all the other James Robertsons?

When I first heard about James Robertson, dubbed The Walking Man, I could not get my head around the idea that anyone would be willing to walk 21 miles a day, in all weathers, every single day for over a decade, in order to get to his $10.55 an hour job at a plastics factory... Read more »

10 Great Things That Happened After My Son's Rampage

Those of you who know me are aware of the 12 year long hardships my husband, Martin, and I have endured with our adopted son with severe behavior disorder. Those who read my last blogJust Another Day with My Son with an Invisible Disabilitygot a small glimpse of the sorts of challenges we face on... Read more »

Just Another Day with My Son with An Invisible Disability

Monday, February 2, Groundhog Day, was a snow day for all school children in the Chicagoland area. The storm dumped more snow on the area than was originally forecast…a lot more snow. When it finally stopped after about 36 hours, there was over 19 inches of snow. This turned out to be the 5th largest... Read more »
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Why I Hate Dibs: Let Me Count The Ways

As any Chicagoan knows, as soon as there is measurable snowfall, the citizens of our fair city start laying claim to their shoveled parking spots. This is now referred to as “Dibs” where you trot out your broken chairs, old crates, 2 x 4s, reindeer toys and even a broken vacuum cleaner to stake out... Read more »

I Used To Have A Braverman Kind of Family

My Mom was one of 6 children. Her Mother was 17 when she had her first child and 42 when she had the last one. One of the 6 died at age 20 due to pneumonia. It was almost like there were 2 families. The first 4 children were fairly close together; then there was... Read more »