Category Archives: Rants

I Earned This

I got an email this morning from TRS (Teachers’ Retirement System). Here is what it says: “In recent weeks, a new website identifying 30,000 TRS members as a “$100,000+ Salary & Pension Club” has been circulated via social media and … Continue reading

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Y is for Millenials aka Generation Y

I’m playing fast and loose with the letter Y (much like I did yesterday with the letter X). I’d like to share some quick thoughts on Generation Y, also known as Millenials. These are commonly accepted to be people who … Continue reading

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P is for Politics

Political discussions that get hot are nothing new. There’s an old mantra that the three things you should never discuss at cocktail parties are sex, religion, and politics. And if your family is like mine, there have probably been plenty … Continue reading

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Women Skip the Gym? Duh!

I saw this article this morning that said 65% of women avoid going to the gym for fear of being judged. The article went on to explain the myriad reasons women avoid the gym, everything from not looking fit enough … Continue reading

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Sexual Harassment?

Since the whole Harvey Weinstein story broke, there has been a surge of stories about high profile men accused of all kinds of sexual misconduct. This has got me thinking about how common this behavior actually is and what exactly … Continue reading

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Stop Pretending Like You Care

One of the people I follow on Instagram is Ashley Graham. If you don’t know who she is, she is a plus sized model — and I hate having to use that qualifier. Why can’t we just say model? The … Continue reading

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My Reasons Why: Thirteen Reasons Why

Note: I am not an expert in drug or alcohol counseling. I am not a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, or any other kind of counselor. I do not have any expertise in assisting suicidal individuals. All I am is a … Continue reading

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An A-Ha Moment Via Howard, Robin, and James

I have a short drive to work so I don’t get to listen to much radio on the way there. But this week I caught a few minutes of an interview Howard Stern did with James Corden. As a side … Continue reading

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Trick or Treat

It’s that time of year — pumpkin spice lattes are available everywhere and people are planning their Halloween costumes for trick or treating and parties. What do you want to be this year? A princess? Cheerleader? Ghost? Witch? Or maybe … Continue reading

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Plane Talk

I am writing this hoping that someone in the know can address it and set me straight. There was a piece on the news last week about an uptick in complaints about jet noise from people who live near O’Hare … Continue reading

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