Archive for July 2017

Resolved: Less Wasted Food

Like many women of my generation, I was raised to serve too much food when company was coming. Being the daughter of parents who grew up during the Depression and grandparents who knew hunger growing up in poverty in Lithuania, I came by this habit honestly. Putting out a huge spread proved that my grandmothers... Read more »

Healthcare – It’s Pretty Complicated

Here is what our President said today about the failure of his party to repeal and replace (or even simply repeal) the Affordable Care Act. “Let Obamacare fail; it will be a lot easier…And I think we’re probably in that position where we’ll let Obamacare fail. We’re not going to own it. I’m not going... Read more »

My Grandkid Got an iPhone – Six Reasons Why This is a Good Thing

Three of my granddaughters, ages 10, 11, and 14, now have an iPhone. Thus far, it’s been an innocent experience that consists of me being Facetimed at odd hours of the day and receiving texts like these: I am well aware of the pitfalls of putting these devices into the hands of tweens and young... Read more »

Freedom, American Values, and Towed Cars on the 4th of July

Early evening as I drove down Sheridan Road in Evanston, traffic was at a standstill. Of course, it was the 4th of July. I should have taken a different route. But as long as I was stuck there, I enjoyed watching the groups of folks grilling, picnicking, and playing along the lakefront. I heard the... Read more »