Call it: The Revenge of the Deplorables

For months, I have been telling my friends that they needed to practice saying, “President Trump” in the mirror with a straight face. Well, I hate to be an ‘I told you so’, but, I told you so.  As I listen to everyone across the political spectrum ask, “How could this happen?”  I shake my... Read more »

Stop Blaming Bartman

As the Cubs prepare for a ‘one and done’ game, the name of Steve Bartman keeps resurfacing. It is time to end this vendetta against him. On October 14, 2003, Bartman did what any other fan would have done. As a fly ball drifted toward the stands, Bartman reached out, deflected it and caused Moises... Read more »

Where are You, Joannie?

The “Gold Dust Twins” was what they called us. Which is pretty funny since I was five feet four and Joannie was at least five eight. I had straight, short, blond hair; Joannie’s was long and dark. Twins? Not so much. But we were inseparable. When you attend an all-girl high school you make some... Read more »
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Mind Your Marathon Manners

The Chicago Marathon is only a few days away. Elite and average runners have been training for this 26.2 test of will for months. As someone who has run Chicago twice and as a veteran of numerous half-marathons, 10 and 5 K’s, this is good time to review our manners for the event. I am... Read more »

To Sleep Perchance to Dream, Ah, There's the Rub

Naps are totally luxurious; even frivolous. I know, I took one this afternoon; not because I had to, but because I could. This was no ‘power nap’ to recharge; this was a completely selfish endeavor. Just the sound of the cicadas and birds singing. It was a cool, damp, cloudy afternoon, therefore perfect for a... Read more »

I was Trumped!

On August 21, I submitted a tongue-in-cheek suggestion for a Trump/Kardashian ticket. I figured that since Trump considered the up-coming elections a ‘reality show’, this would be a winning ticket. High ratings, lots of money and entertainment. But, at the VMA Awards on Sunday night, Kanye West announced his candidacy for president in 2020. Here... Read more »