Category: Humor

Chicagoland Medical Marijuana dispensary updates

It has been an eventful week in the exciting world of medical marijuana (MMJ) both locally, here in Chicago, and statewide. Technically, the Illinois Medical Marijuana Pilot Program started on January, 2014. When I say technically, that is because not a single ounce of MMJ has been sold…hell, not a single dispensary has even opened... Read more »

Saying goodbye to an old friend

I vowed I would never panic buy a car again. In fact, in order to avoid that, I pumped thousands of dollars into my 1999 Tan Ford Escort Wagon, the car that I had been driving for the past 12 years. I have systemically replaced this car piece by piece over the past 5 years,... Read more »

Medical Marijuana: You don't have to smoke it and it doesn't make you high

You don’t have to smoke it and it doesn’t make you high. I find myself saying this to people on a regular basis when talking about medical marijuana. This still seems to be the biggest misconception about medical marijuana. These days, the most effective and easiest way to get the most benefit from the plant... Read more »

A lemon that thought it was a tankless water heater

After almost a quarter century of being renters, we finally bought our first house in September, 2010. Now, almost 5 years later, I am realizing what a double edged sword this purchase has turned out to be. On the one hand, we are building up equity and our mortgage is a fixed amount every month,... Read more »

Cannabis provides the most effective relief for fibromyalgia pain

Hey Big Pharma, it is high time (did you see what I did there?) to relinquish your stranglehold on US consumers. Your drugs are overpriced… there’s an understatement…they don’t work in many cases and they have horrible side effects. Did you know that nearly 70% of Americans are on at least one prescription drug and... Read more »

Confessions of a special needs mom

Welp, Mother’s Day is fast approaching. I used to hate Mother’s Day, but now I don’t. In celebration of this blessed Hallmark card buying, excessive chocolate partaking, flower giving event, I thought I would confess to all the weird things that I have done to keep some semblance of my own sanity while parenting my... Read more »

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 »