Archive for January 2015

I'll Be Watching the Super Bowl...But Only For The Ads and The Halftime Show

Since the shit hit the fan last year with improprieties, now there is an understatement, by Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, and Jim McMahon’s appearances talking about his brain damage and dementia due to his American football career, my family is doing its small part by boycotting the watching of football games on every level.... Read more »

Invoicing A Family For A Birthday Party No Show Was A Gutsy Move

Although I would never have the chutzpah to do such a thing, on some level I actually commend the family who sent an invoice to the parents of a kid who said he would attend a birthday party and then failed to show up. I know this won’t be a popular opinion but the lack... Read more »

In Memorium

My friend, C, and I in 1977, Kent My friend, C, died 2 weeks ago. Apparently, it was a peaceful end. She was 57 years old. She had an inoperable brain tumor. I am stunned by her death and am still trying to make sense of it. It has taken me 2 weeks to write... Read more »

Dear Governor Rauner, Illinoisians Need Medical Marijuana

Dear Governor Rauner, For some inexplicable reason, now former Governor Quinn left medical marijuana users high and dry. (Did you see what I did there?) After 6 years of dotting all the i’s and crossing all the t’s, with applicants waiting for the green light to go forward with opening medical marijuana clinics, Governor Quinn... Read more »

Dear Mark Zuckerberg, I Still Heart Facebook

Dear Mark, I know lots of people think you are nothing more than a spoiled brat, money grubbing, control freak who wants to take over the world. That might be true, but I still love Facebook and here’s why… If it weren’t for Facebook, I would never have reconnected with my old, dear friends in... Read more »

At Least It Doesn't Smell of Axe!

My prepubescent son came home the other night reeking of Axe. I am very happy that he hasn’t entered “the puberty zone” with all those raging hormones. I am dreading his first love interest. But, I am ready for it as I plan to trot out all the naked baby pictures I’ve taken of him... Read more »