Archive for December 2021

Happy vs. Merry Christmas

Happy vs. Merry Christmas
You have probably heard plenty of wishes of “Merry Christmas” long before today, the day they refer to. You may even have had some people wish you “Happy Christmas.” But of course, it takes me to take a look at the difference between the two sayings. Happy, according to my home dictionary (Webster’s New Twentieth... Read more »

Changing the fingering for typing instead of cello

I haven’t written as much as I’ve wanted to lately. I may write less in the next few weeks. My doctor tells me that the tingling in my right hand needs a test, scheduled for Jan. 3. Most of the time, the tingling is at the end of my right little finger. I noticed the... Read more »

'Grown up' vs. 'adulting'

'Grown up' vs. 'adulting'
I had a medical checkup earlier this week. My doctor gave me some information about a new medicine. He didn’t say “You’re going to add this medicine,” or “Switch that one for this one.” He gave me the information and asked me to read it and see what I thought. I caught myself thinking “Wow,... Read more »
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ChicagoNow's Best Posts of November 2021

Each month, ChicagoNow holds a contest to determine the best posts that appeared on ChicagoNow in the previous month. Of the more than 500 posts that were published during the month of November 2021, these 20 were determined to be the best. Chicago Board of Tirade Ever wonder how Jared Kushner manages to remain unindicted... Read more »

Old habits don't necessarily die hard, but they take time

Old habits don't necessarily die hard, but they take time
I’ve had trouble getting to sleep in recent weeks. I know why — it’s because I don’t have my habit from so many previous winters, going to sleep at the end of a Chicago Blackhawks game. Oh, no, I’m not going back to them — not after the way managers treated a case of alleged... Read more »