Trump, Racism, Anti-Semitism: Avery Brundage Re-born

We’ve had hundreds of television newscasts, editorials, stories and focus on the controversy of athletes kneeling/ holding arms after Trump’s latest racist, white supremacist tweets this last month. Steve Kerr, 3 time NBA Champion with the Chicago Bulls, and currently head coach of the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors,  said so eloquently: “How about the... Read more »

Biggest Decision I've Made - Moving Back to Chicago

I decided to go for my Ph.D at Loyola University in Chicago in 1986 – 1991. You think that was a big deal? I had been living in Chico, CA for 10 years.  This town of 50,000 (at the time, now 100,000) was a university town. Right up against the mountains and creeks, where we’d... Read more »

Women With Heartaches on Mother's Day

This is blog below, I wrote 4 years ago May 2013. It’s still very timely – which I hope all of us can appreciate. “Hallmark Cards and 1800 Flowers (thank you Mike and Mike in the Morning) has greatly expanded the meaning of “Mothers’ Day,” to become the most profitable of “holidays” each year. Your... Read more »
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I've Procrastinated for 4 years -of Getting Rid of Sh#t I Don't Need

I have so much sh#t in the house that I normally would have gotten rid of by now, that I’m almost paralyzed about it. This has to do with the most obvious:  Where do I start?????? Every 2 summers for the last 15 years, I ordered two huge waste and recycling bins. Then I got... Read more »

Jerry Krause: We'll Always Remember Ye

The man who put the 6 Championship Bulls teams together,  passed away today. 1986: My family was lucky enough to see these teams develop, up front. 2 seats in row 21 and 2 seats in row 22. Each seat cost $16.50. By the time 1998, the last of the Bulls’ championships, the tickets were over... Read more »

What, Me Worry?

So today’s Blogging hour topic: what did you used to worry about, but don’t anymore? Well……………. I used to worry if I was going to get pregnant again, after having a “blighted ovum miscarriage” at 7 weeks pregnant. But then I had another son 11 months later, on Christmas Eve. I used to worry about... Read more »
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I'm Scared. Are You?

Since Trump’s election for the Presidency, there have been over 700 hate crimes reported to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), (CNN, 11/21/16). The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the SPLC together, report a 67% increase in Hate Crimes against Muslims, Blacks, Jewish People, and the GLBT groups (CNN, 11/19/16) since Trump’s candidacy. Students in a... Read more »

Vin Scully: A Baseball Icon Leaving the Game on Sunday

Make sure to set your DVRs on the MLB Channel all weekend long, regardless of which teams are playing. It is said that the powers to be, will break away from their previous scheduled games, of wild card adversaries, to bring us Vin Scully’s final games’ broadcasts. His play– by- play announcing, will be broadcast... Read more »

What I'd Like A Second Chance At? Filing a Sexual Harassment Suit

The Chair of my Department was going after me. I could not prove anything, because there were no cameras to film his activity. But I knew it was him. And I had plenty of colleagues who supported me, and agreed with my reasoning – thankfully. Dr. “W” was sleeping with three students, one of whom... Read more »
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Soccer Mom, Baseball Mom, Basketball Mom, PhD student, and Da Bulls

It was 1986, and I got accepted to the PhD program in Clinical Social Work at Loyola University on Michigan Ave.  Wow – the Miracle Mile I rarely walked. My boys were in grammar school. My boys played soccer in the cold rain and sometimes sleet. My boys played basketball. My boys played baseball. My... Read more »