Posts in category "Life"

Post election: I'm going back to my bubble, care to join me?

Post election: I'm going back to my bubble, care to join me?
One month post election. Leading up to it it seemed as though it would never arrive, election day. Now it’s come and gone and the angst of what else is now to come doesn’t lose any ground. Half the country got what they want; the other half didn’t. I have learned a tremendous amount in... Read more »

A childhood belief betrayed: the day my life changed forever

A childhood belief betrayed: the day my life changed forever
Once a month Chicagonow gives us a subject that we can write about. We have an hour and I haven’t done it in a very long time. Tonight’s subject, “write about something you believed as a child or in your youth that turned out not to be true”. I had to participate. In 1965, I... Read more »

On this, the eve of my 59th birthday

On this, the eve of my 59th birthday
I am perched comfortably in my bed, occasionally looking over at the clock. Right now, it’s 11:22pm and I am still 58 years old. I am hanging on to these last moments of this age because I still have the opportunity to say I’ll be fifty something one more time. Next year, well – that... Read more »
Advertisement:

Donald Trump: Enough I say, once and for all

Donald Trump: Enough I say, once and for all
When I first decided to write a blog for Chicagonow, I had an idea of how to phrase my exact purpose. My hope was to express my thoughts and feelings in such a way as to possibly change some opinions on certain issues. Hence, the name “When You Put it That Way” was born. During this... Read more »

9/11 and why never forgetting is often forgotten

9/11 and why never forgetting is often forgotten
It’s been a beautiful day here in Chicagoland. The sun was shining with perfect temperatures, extending summer into September the way we always hope for. It would have been very easy to ignore all the news reports about today being the 15th anniversary of the worst day in American history. But I never do, it... Read more »

To my adult children: I will always worry about you so deal with it

To my adult children: I will always worry about you so deal with it
My kids call me crazy. Let me rephrase that: the adults I gave birth to call me crazy. They are 26 and 28 and I worry about them just as much now as I did since the day they were born. And that is never, ever, ever going to change. I have always suffered from... Read more »
Advertisement:

Playing golf: the ultimate getaway from election 2016

Playing golf: the ultimate getaway from election 2016
Golf. Once upon a time I viewed it as a four letter word right up there with the worst of them. My husband has spent a good part of the last thirty years we have been married on the golf course. It took him away on summer weekends, left me carless on many a vacation... Read more »

Aging: The good, the bad and the ugly

Aging: The good, the bad and the ugly
As I was writing this blog, I was on an airplane at 30,000 feet. I was on it for nearly 10 hours and could actually feel my skin drying from the altitude and lousy air circulation. I see now that I added a few new lines to my collection. When we landed and I stood... Read more »

San Bernardino Shooting: when is this ever, ever going to end?

San Bernardino Shooting: when is this ever, ever going to end?
Just another day. Sitting in my office as it grows dark on what was a gloomy winter day, door locked and nervous to go outside. Ridiculous I know – why would I be afraid to walk outside here? Why wouldn’t I be? Trying to get some work done on my computer as the news flashes... Read more »
Advertisement:

Gained some weight this Thanksgiving weekend? One way to control that overeating

Gained some weight this Thanksgiving weekend? One way to control that overeating
Sure, all that turkey, stuffing. mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, cornbread, cranberries, pumpkin pie, whipped cream and other various Thanksgiving delights tasted great. Sure, you had everyone telling you “It’s a holiday, don’t worry about your weight”. That’s all great. But then you weighed yourself. You gained several pounds just this past weekend and... Read more »