Category: Winner - Best Posts Award

PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST

What’s So Bad About February? Oh, how I loathe February.  The snow is tiresome.  Snow boots are a bother but a necessity, since I fear icy patches, where I might take a spill.  My parka is soiled with patches of dried salt, and I don’t bother to remove it.  At this point, I no longer... Read more »

Can Humor Calm Our Nerves?

This is a winner of ChicagoNow’s Best Posts for March 2020.  Thank you for reading and sharing. I came home from shopping at Aldi a couple days ago.  Actual driving and shopping took about 40 minutes. Not too bad, considering. I spent another hour in a tizzy, washing and sanitizing the groceries once I arrived... Read more »

Cheating on My Noom Diet

This post continues my TWO PARAGRAPH CHALLENGE series.  See here for the first challenge. And he thought I couldn’t do it. Ha! I say. (Disclaimer:  this prelude doesn’t count toward the two paragraphs.  ‘Cause I said so.) CHEATING ON MY NOOM DIET I opened the fridge that Monday evening.  It was a very long day,... Read more »
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I'm Not 36

This post was chosen as one of ChicagoNow’s 20 Best Posts of August 2019. Enjoy and check out other ChicagoNow bloggers — ’cause I said so! “I wanna rock-n-roll all night. And party every day.” Kiss was playing on my headphones while I was pedaling the Peloton bike earlier this morning. I can’t lie:  that... Read more »

How's Your Morning Commute Going?

This Post is one of the winners of ChicagoNow’s Best Posts for June 2019.  Enjoy. How’s Your Day Going? I sat on the Metra train this morning, trying to conjure up a writing idea for another blog post. What to write; what to write. I thought back to 2017, when I met a topic challenge... Read more »

Chicago: The City That Works

This post is one of the winners of ChicagoNow’s Best Posts of April 2019 Plus, the Trib used my photo as its feature.  Yay! CHICAGO:  THE CITY THAT WORKS We moved out of the city several years ago, but we go back often enough.  And each time we do, I’m still excited to hear the... Read more »
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An Address Book Full of Memories

This post is a winner of ChicagoNow’s 20 Best Posts of February 2019.  Enjoy. An Address Book Full of Memories I keep my old address book in a wooden bureau beneath the dining room window. The book is almost 20 years old, time worn, and held together with (everyone’s favorite) duct tape. I almost asked... Read more »

Apollo 8 - 50 Years and Still Wonderful

This post is one of the winners from ChicagoNow’s 20 Best Posts of December 2018 Apollo 8 – 50 Years and Still Wonderful Wonderful.  What determines that something is Wonderful?  Dictionary.com gives some fitting synonyms:  Awe-Inspiring; Brilliant; Divine; Incredible; Magnificent; Miraculous. Wonderful is how our astronauts — Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and William Anders —... Read more »

Queer Eye Makes Me Cry

This post is a winner from ChicagoNow’s 20 Best – July 2018 Queer Eye Makes Me Cry Queer Eye makes me cry.  I’m lovin’ the revamped series of Queer Eye, available on Netflix.  The TV series is an updated account of the original Bravo program which debuted in 2003.  Both original and new accounts are... Read more »
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Summer Memories in Chicago

*** This post was selected as one of ChicagoNow’s 20 Best Posts June 2018… *** WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SUMMER MEMORY FROM YOUR SCHOOL YEARS? The question above was presented to us ChicagoNow bloggers at 8:00 p.m. this evening.  It was our monthly Blogapalooz-Hour, wherein we authors have one hour to comprise an answer and... Read more »