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The End is Just Another Word for a New Beginning

I have read the posts, eloquently penned by fellow CN Bloggers about the demise of our reign here at ChicagoNow. The latest one was by my friend and fella writer at Planet Michelle, and another by I’ve Got the Hippy Shakes Please check out the sidebar on the CN page and read them... Read more »

Is Your Voice Being Heard?

I am grateful and thankful for the many blessings in my life. I was raised Roman Catholic – that included attending church every day and confession every week. The dogma of my religion goes deep, so does guilt. For me, guilt was a huge part of being a catholic. Although I had difficulties believing everything... Read more »

Oh! The Places You'll See!

The Big Guy and I are celebrating our three year anniversary! Not of being together, geeze, where have you been? That’s 40 some odd years in the making, and I’m sure I’ll have a story or two about that – another time. This is the three year anniversary of our downsizing move, and I feel... Read more »

Gluten Free Options in Gluten Based World

Welcome to the start of the new year! Will you be making new food resolutions? Or are you just planning on changing a few things gradually? Weight loss/management/maintenance usually jump to the top of most people’s list. “Special” products for people with allergies, intolerances and sensitivities can cost a lot more. Nothing is worse than... Read more »

It Was a Very Good Year For. . .

Have you ever learned so much in a relatively short period of time that it feels like your head is going to explode? Yea, me either, but if you’re taking notes, this could be the beginning of one of those times. The past two years have been pretty mind blowing for me. There have been... Read more »

You're 16, You're Beautiful, AND . . .

Welcome to ChicagoNow’s Blogapalooz-Hour! You know the drill. Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to publish a post in one hour. Here is tonight’s challenge: What are three pieces of advice you would give to your 16 year old self? I had to chuckle a bit when I read this topic. What... Read more »

Why Should you Teach your Kids Kindness and Tolerance?

Short Answer: so someone else doesn’t have to. . . Evolution refers to growth. Growth denotes learning from an experience and moving forward from that place – hopefully to a more enlightened state. I am offering an important lesson here, something we all need to learn. Recently in the Tribune, there was an article of... Read more »

Why All Dogs Should Go to Heaven

Blogapalooz time! This is our monthly writing challenge. Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to publish a post in one hour. Here is tonight’s challenge: Write about an animal. It can be a pet. A fictional character. A pest in your house (my personal favorite recently). Although the first animals that come... Read more »

The Selflessness Involved in Making a Hero

“It’s not what you say, it’s what you do.“ “Actions speak louder than words.“ “Children should be seen and not heard.“ Ever hear any of these? I heard my share of old-fashioned adages growing up. The one that did the most damage? Being seen and not heard. Sit quietly, don’t rock the boat and keep... Read more »

Pit bull adoption discouraged in contemptible upcoming Super Bowl video

Following a lead from our community editor this morning about a twit (yep, not a typo) regarding an upcoming ad during the Super Bowl. SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL THAT SAYS “DO NOT ADOPT A PIT BULL” – Share this to help show that pit bulls are too dangerous to adopt! #DoNotAdopt, #DangerousDogs, #DogBiteLaw, #Dogs, #BSL, #BanTheBreed... Read more »