Archive for April 2015

12 reasons why 60 is NOT the new 40

I turned 60 on my last birthday, and while I would agree that my generation is in much better shape, more active physically and mentally than my parents’ generation, I still think that the idea that 60 is the new 40 is a load of crap. I remember how I felt at 40 and it... Read more »

Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez wants to send all pot smokers to treatment programs

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez announced that she will dismiss minor marijuana possession cases. It is not because she thinks pot smoking is acceptable but because it costs a lot of money to keep “drug offenders” locked up and it diverts a lot of resources to keeping them incarcerated, not to mention ruining their... Read more »

It's National Infertility Awareness Week; our journey to parenting through adoption

This week is National Infertility Awareness Week and those of you currently going through this heartbreaking ordeal need to know that you are not alone. Our roller coaster ride of infertility is now a distant memory since at the end it, we were able to adopt a beautiful baby boy in 2000. We had 18... Read more »

How I recently taught my old geezer husband how to use a computer

Apparently, you CAN teach an old dog new tricks…although it takes a very long time and a shitload of patience. My husband, Martin, a very smart, funny, talented, yet shy man has avoided using a computer…until a few months ago. Hell, he could barely use his cellphone…or email. The good thing about having his smart... Read more »

Here's what I gave up parenting my special needs child, but here's what I got back

Never been there with our son We have never been to Disneyland or Disneyworld. In fact, we have never been on a family vacation. The closest that we came to a family vacation was winning a weekend hotel stay at the Wyndham Hotel in downtown Chicago. It turned out to be a horrible nightmare. When... Read more »

I refuse to work for less than I am worth

As many of you know, my “day job” is that of a traveling massage therapist. Not easy, especially when there is a polar vortex mixed with 19 inches of snow. I actually injured myself a few months ago schlepping my massage table through the snow because the parking spots in front of my client’s house... Read more »