Archive for November 2015

In Defense of Caillou

Poor Caillou.  Seriously.  Poor little bald headed animated child.  People hate him the world over. Not dislike him, or feel mildly irritated by him, or, you know, turn the channel when he comes on the TV dislike him, but hate him, loathe him, and wish very, very bad things upon him.  Him being a fictional... Read more »

Words on a Dress

This post is part of ChicagoNow’s monthly “Blogapalooza” challenge.  Bloggers are provided a writing prompt at 9:00 pm and must post by 10:00 pm.  Here is tonight’s prompt: “Share your favorite quote (or quotes) — from a philosopher, author, comedian, politician, friend, family member, movie, whoever — and write in detail about why it resonates... Read more »

The Islamic State and Syrian Refugee Crisis for Dummies

It is shameful to admit, but there is so very much I do not understand about what is happening in the world outside my own four walls.  Being a Midwestern mom is no excuse for ignorance, so I found myself trying to learn more this weekend after Friday’s events in Paris, albeit in a Midwestern... Read more »