Newspapers and DJs Versus The Digital World

Recently we had a family movie night, the boys picked Cars 3, they have been in a Disney mode lately. This was a strange pick for them, to be honest. You might be thinking, “Boys picking Cars 3, why strange?” Well, they are 17 and 15, I’m not complaining, I loved it. It was a... Read more »

Surviving the 1970's! Chapter 1: Metal Swing Sets!

Do you remember swinging on your metal swing set in the ‘70s and early ‘80s? You know in the days when you could still swing and not become nauseous after 2 foot pumps back and forth. Not sure what happens to our equilibrium as we get older, but the struggle is real. Now as I’m... Read more »

The Trouble is You Think You Have the Time

Recently one of my favorite people asked me why I hadn’t written lately, he wondered where my stories had been, why he hadn’t received an email with a notice that I had posted. I stuttered, bit my cheek and I felt I needed to explain. My reason: for 15 weeks between May and August, I... Read more »

Motherhood and the Merry-Go-Round

A few days ago my mom posted a picture of an old merry-go-round circa 1970-something.  She tagged several friends from our beach club that I grew up with.  Most had the same memory of nausea and some had memories of fun.  Looking back on it, we most definitely maxed out the weight limit allowed, with... Read more »

The Giving Tree is Me!?

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is one of my all time favorite stories.  Shel and Dr. Seuss are at the top of my list for authors.  I know, I know, you may argue that there is Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Rowling and some might even say E.L. James…maybe.  But, for me Shel and Seuss are on my... Read more »

Joe Buck if you get to announce the World Series...

Joe Buck if you get to announce the World Series… I’ve heard two interviews with Joe Buck recently, one on the Score 670 and one on WGN, both Chicago stations. Joe stated that he would like to announce the World Series. He added that calling the World Series at Wrigley Field would be, “The cherry... Read more »

Is anyone else sick of Bill Plaschke and his jealous narrative?

Is anyone else sick of Bill Plaschke and his jealous narrative? I was settling in to watch Game 1 of the NLCS between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers, when I came across an article by Bill Plaschke titled, Is anyone else sick of the Cubs and their long-suffering narrative?, that he wrote... Read more »

I Met a New Type of Sports Parent Today, That I Did Not Like!

I met a new type of sports parent today, that I did not like! When your children play sports you run into all sorts of parents.  Parents who yell in the stands, at the coach or at their child.  Parents who believe their child will play Division 1 in college.  Parents who believe their child will... Read more »

Chevy Metal Plays Chicago at the Metro! A Mom's Review

Chevy Metal played at the Metro in Chicago on Sunday, February 21st at a 9:00 pm show.  Chevy Metal is a side band of Taylor Hawkins, drummer for the Foo Fighters. About a month ago, my 15 year old son, who is a guitar player, and huge Foo Fighters fan, saw that the Chevy Metal... Read more »

Chicago Cubs Sounds of Summer...and Fall

The Chicago Cubs games were the sounds of my summers growing up.  I’ve been a Cubs fan my whole life.  In reality, I don’t think there was much of a choice being born into the Ryan Family. You were born, you were baptized and you were dressed in a blue pinstriped “onesie”! Growing up in... Read more »