Category Archives: Rants

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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The Meaning of a Life

Since Prince’s death last week, I’ve seen many, many posts on social media lamenting his loss. I’m right there with everyone doing that; I fell in love with Prince and his music from the first time I encountered him. But … Continue reading

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A Foolish Need

I like to think that I am pretty self-aware. That being said, one of the things I know about myself is that I am a people-pleaser and I want people to like me and be happy with me. When they … Continue reading

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We Fear Change

Normally, I’m not afraid of change, but there’s a change happening in my life right now that I’m a little nervous about. And I know that many of you will roll your eyes at this, but if you know me, … Continue reading

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Now You’ve Got My Attention

I have spent years in blissful ignorance, in peaceful complacency, in feeble excuses. I remember Lori Dann, so many years ago in Winnetka. Columbine. Northern Illinois University. Fort Hood. Gabby Giffords in Tuscon. Aurora, Colorado, movie theater. Sikh temple in … Continue reading

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Marathon Musings

Yesterday, Jim and I volunteered to work at the Chicago Marathon. It was an interesting experience, so thanks to my friends Larry and Cathy for “roping” us into this. But I had a few thoughts on it. First, my non-running-related … Continue reading

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IDC About Patrick Kane

Let me start by saying I don’t care what anyone reading this thinks of Patrick Kane. I don’t care if you think he’s a dirty pig rapist or if you are a supporter of his and believe with every ounce … Continue reading

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There Are Worse Things, Right?

All the brouhaha over Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s divorce got me to thinking…. Side note: I really don’t care one bit about their divorce. Personally, any time a marriage is held up to the spotlight as fairy tale perfect … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Whatevs

I read, okay devoured, the Fifty Shades of Grey books when they came out. I loved them. I enjoyed reading them. They were fun to talk about with others who had read them. I loved the Twilight books so it … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

It’s that time of year again, the time to start seeing angry posts from people complaining about how the phrase “Merry Christmas” has been banned from use in our society. The posts usually consist of memes bemoaning the fact that … Continue reading

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