Tag: This Blogger Life

They Call Me "Mrs. Can"

I was delighted to see that our topic for the ChicagoNow This Blogger Life series this week is: What’s In A Name? My husband has an unspellable and unpronounceable name and he hails from a town whose name contains a naughty 4 letter word. How’s that for a double whammy???? His surname is Aistrope which... Read more »

You Can't Handle The Truth About Global Warming

Scientists are the first to admit that they are skeptics. So, when 97% of climatologists agree that global warming and global climate change is real and is happening at an alarming rate, we should all sit up and take notice. I find it hard to wrap my head around the idea that there are still... Read more »

And I Want It On Another Plate

I have been on both sides of the coin, (pun intended) in the great “tipping debate” as a tipper and a tippee (don’t know if this is a legitimate word, but if it isn’t, it should be). My first waitressing job was back in 1975 when I was a student at the University of Illinois... Read more »

To Move Is The Thing

Things have changed a lot in the last 10 years regarding the expectations of how children learn, especially for young boys. When my son, now almost 14, was 3 years old, he was expected to sit still for long periods and “play nicely” with all the other children in his preschool class. When he didn’t... Read more »

The Co-Worker From Heck

I have done all manner of things in my 60 years on the planet. I lived on a hippie commune, well actually, an organic farming community, in W Wales in the UK where we “knitted our own yogurt,” I worked for an educational paperback books company, I fundraised for the environmental group, Greenpeace, and I... Read more »