Category Archives: Rants

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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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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