Change dragged me by the ear, kicking and screaming, from present familiar situation to vague new future situation. My attempts at tiptoeing around this sleeping Cyclops of Change failed miserably. In spite of every avoidance measure taken, the Cyclops awakened, scooped me up, and thrusted me into the unknown. He set me down among the… Continue reading Bah Humbug Bread
Before “falling back” to Central Standard Time last weekend, I thought about the extra hour that would be added to my day. Maybe the hour that I gained would be devoted to a special activity like my “Cocktail Hour” for Sauvignon Blanc sipping or the “Golden Hour” for photography The “Daylight Saving Time Committee” suggested… Continue reading Daylight Saving Time And The Most Important Clock To Reset
Columbus must have had a better press agent than the others, because I don’t recall Lief Erikson at all in the third grade geography books Sister Edna used at Chicago Southside’s St. Florian’s Grammar School. Lief Erikson, Viking America Discoverer Runner-up . (Not As Important As Father Kulinski.) If Lief didn’t make it to print… Continue reading Thank You, Christopher Or Zheng Or Lief Or Brendan!
Hugh Hefner died last week at the age of 91. No one can claim that his longevity was due to clean living. He exploited women in his publication (Yeah, I heard about reading Playboy for the articles. Tell me another one.) and in his private life. I cut my feminist teeth on MS magazine, hung… Continue reading Chalk One Up (And Only One) For Hugh Hefner
Long shots! I’m not only a sucker for long shots; I’m a believer in long shots! I convince myself that the remote chance of success that defines long shot will actually happen. When it doesn’t I’m disappointed. Then I ask myself What did I expect? It was a long shot. Eventually I shake off the… Continue reading It Could Happen, But It Didn’t!