Tag: Abraham Lincoln

Chicago Trump Rally Shut Down: Being On The Right Side Of History

Chicago Trump Rally Shut Down: Being On The Right Side Of History
CHICAGO Friday, March 11, 2016. Due to the presence of thousands of protesters, tonight’s Trump rally in Chicago was called off. As of this moment, there are no reports of anyone being hurt or injured. UPDATE:  After Trump’s campaign (not the Chicago police) called off the rally, there were some clashes between Trump supporters and... Read more »

Is God One Of The Bad Guys?

Is God One Of The Bad Guys?
It was the first night of Passover, and I was trying to coax my four-year-old into a clean outfit for the Seder.  Her polka-dotted tank top from two summers ago and mismatched biking shorts didn’t seem appropriate for a formal religious dinner on a cold evening in Chicago. She rejected each outfit I suggested. “No,... Read more »

Blogapalooza: The Impact of a Stranger's Death

I am participating in ChicagoNow’s Blogapalooza, where we are given a topic and have one hour to write a blog post.  The topic is: “Write about a person you never met whose death had an impact on you.” The first person who comes to my mind is Abraham Lincoln’s son, Willie Lincoln, who died of... Read more »
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Annie Rose and Abraham Lincoln: A Six-Year-Old's Commentary on the Gettysburg Address

Annie Rose and Abraham Lincoln: A Six-Year-Old's Commentary on the Gettysburg Address
My six-year-old daughter, Annie Rose, has been a passionate fan of Abraham Lincoln since we visited the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in the summer of 2011. Today, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, she read the legendary speech and offered her own commentary.  She wore her Abraham Lincoln suit... Read more »

Metamorphosis: For My Daughter on her Sixth Birthday

I was terrified when I became pregnant with AR.  I feared it would be the stupidest thing I ever did.  After all, four years earlier, we had learned from baby Matthew’s autopsy that we had a 1-in-4 re-occurrence risk for the kidney disease we carry.  Adopting K was the start of a new life for... Read more »

Two Kids, Two Passions – Glad We Took Two Cars to See Star Wars

Two Kids, Two Passions – Glad We Took Two Cars to See Star Wars
It’s a good thing we took two cars. Annie Rose insisted she wanted to come with us to see the Star Wars movie.  I thought I might have to leave Episode One: The Phantom Menace early, because I was concerned that four-and-a-half-year-old Annie Rose would be frightened of Darth Maul. She and I did end... Read more »
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Making Babies and President Lincoln

Making Babies and President Lincoln
Yesterday morning, as I was driving Annie Rose to preschool, we had the following chat: AR: “I miss my Safta.” Me: “Who?” AR: “My Safta.  That is Hebrew for Grandma.  Why does Yaya live in a different part of America than we do?” Me: “Well, Yaya’s home is in Florida, and ours is in Illinois. ... Read more »