Archive for May 2012

Lauren Spierer, gone a year

Lauren Spierer, gone a year
Seems like it was just yesterday that news spread of a missing college girl from Indiana University. As I’ve said on many occasions, it hit me hard having a daughter that attended the same school; lived in the same building. She had also frequented the same bar and walked the same paths. I never dreamed... Read more »

Blog power: A blog, a ring and a reunion; part two

Blog power: A blog, a ring and a reunion; part two
On May 10, 2012 I introduced you to what I think was one of the most uncanny stories I’ve ever heard.┬áSince that time, much has transpired. Good things, all good things. It was an emotional move for my former boyfriend (Scott) to call his mother after a 20 year period of no contact. The reasons... Read more »

Mickey Shunick, Lauren Spierer and a white pick up truck, now are you paying attention?

This is going to be short and not so sweet. When Lauren Spierer went missing last June 3, 2011 video surveillance caught a white pick up truck in the area. Mickey Shunick went missing may 19th. Video surveillance has picked up yet another white pick up truck. Coincidence????? Here is the video of the pick-up... Read more »
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Mickey Shunick: Another missing college girl - any connection to Lauren Spierer?

Mickey Shunick: Another missing college girl - any connection to Lauren Spierer?
This week as news spreads of yet another missing college student, 22 year old Mickey Shunick of Lafayette, Louisiana I found myself wondering if there is any connection to the Lauren Spierer case. I write about Lauren regularly, hoping that each time I do will be the day their family finds out what happened. As... Read more »

Kerry Wood retires; a modern day "Natural"

Kerry Wood retires;  a modern day "Natural"
Funny how I just posted a clip on my last blog of Robert Redford in “The Natural” and today Kerry Wood announces his retirement. The reason I mention the clip is during it, Robert (Roy Hobbs) speaks of his regret of missing 16 years of baseball due to an unfortunate incident. He speaks of how... Read more »

Embarking on my second life

Embarking on my second life
This past weekend I had the honor and pleasure, pride, pomp and circumstance of watching my youngest daughter graduate from college. (Yes, as always the music, “pomp and circumstance” was played as I wept, forgetting to wear waterproof mascara; not pretty). As surreal a day as it was for her, she has no idea just... Read more »
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Romney a bully: I knew Mr. Clean wasn't so clean

Romney a bully: I knew Mr. Clean wasn't so clean
I knew sooner or later something negative would come out about Mitt Romney. All along he has seemed a little too squeaky clean for my taste. Way too perfect. Slick hair, handsome (if you like that look) and wealthy. Married to Mrs. Clean with all those kids and grandkids. Just too perfect for me. I... Read more »

Blog power: a blog, a ring and a reunion

Blog power: a blog, a ring and a reunion
Blogs can be a powerful thing. They aren’t just personal diaries anymore. They have impact on lives and futures. People that love to write can express themselves and in doing so be extremely relatable to others. Blogs simply stated, have power. Recently a blog appeared on The Chicagonow site from a gentleman (who just happens... Read more »

Dear College Graduate: The world awaits

Dear College Graduate: The world awaits
Next weekend my daughter will graduate from college. Thousands of other kids will be doing the same thing and I imagine that they all have one thing in common: they are scared to death. Scared of leaving the bubble known as college; scared of leaving friends and what for most are the best years of... Read more »
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Mother's Day is coming - is that good or bad for you?

Mother's Day is coming - is that good or bad for you?
Until I lost my own mother I at least looked a little bit forward to Mother’s Day. I used to imagine that my husband and kids would make it a special day for me. That just for one day I wouldn’t be the one taking care of everything and waiting on everyone. When that didn’t... Read more »