Facebook Trial by Comments

by on June 25, 2016

My friends on Facebook fall into several categories: family, close friends, friends of friends, and virtual friends. Virtual friends are like pen pals; we may never meet each other in real life, but we enjoy each other’s Facebook posts and company. One of my virtual Facebook friends disappeared around the first of the year. I […]


Traffic in Chicago has been beyond bad. How bad is beyond bad? Really. Bad. Every day during the week, Cole and I provide transportation to and from camp for our day-camp pups. We travel about 100 city miles through Chicago’s neighborhoods. Daily, we overcome the trials and tribulations of city traffic, including countless detours due […]


Sourdough Bread  Internet recipes are not my friend. I’m sure the people who write and post them are nice, well-meaning people. I’m sorry, I lied. Actually, I’m sure most of the recipes I find online are written by evil, vindictive want-a-be cookbook authors. The exception to this rule is the blogger of the blog No […]


Homeless: The wetness of my pocket dollar

April 30, 2016

Homeless. The wetness of my pocket dollar. Tented shelter. It’s often said that “Chicago is a city of neighborhoods.” This may seem redundant—isn’t every city a city of neighborhoods? But Chicago really is a big, wonderful combination of unique enclaves. There is a neighborhood for everyone! And the housing ranges from modest to opulent to […]

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Tartan Day, Sorry Charlie, Caramel Popcorn

April 6, 2016

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ April 6, 2016 ★~ Today’s Quote: “Any self respecting Scot knows that a good tartan is the solution to everything: it tells you where you are, where you belong, who your friends and family are. Forget the Vikings: those guys just can’t hold a candle to a delicious battle-weary warrior whose […]

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Deep Dish Pizza Day, Go for Broke Day, Carmel Day

April 5, 2016

★~♥~♥~★~ Good Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ April 5, 2016 ★~ Todays Quote: It’s a shallow life that doesn’t give a person a few scars.  ~Garrison Keillor ★~ Deep Dish Pizza Day:  Pizzeria Uno’s founder Ike Sewell,  is credited with creating the spectacular deep dish pizza in 1943 in Chicago. This yummy  pizza, also known as Chicago-style pizza, is […]

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World Backup Day, Bunsen Burner Day, Clams Day

March 31, 2016

★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ March 31, 2016 ★~ Today’s Quote: The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possible can.” ~ Mike Dooley ★~ World Backup Day: Don’t be an April Fool! Be Prepared!  Back up your computer on […]

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Pencil Day, Doctors Day, Take A Walk, Turkey Soup

March 30, 2016

~★~♥~♥~★~ Good Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ March 30, 2016 Our Pup is bigger than your pup!  ★~  Today’s Quote:  A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere. ~ Joyce Meyer ★~ Pencil Day: On  March 30, 1858,  Hymen Lipman received a patent for a pencil with an attached eraser. The  pencil was praised for its precision […]

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Poetically Knocked On My Ass

December 27, 2015

This is not a Newfoundland. It is my mother’s Doberman, Trinket, wearing her leopard coat with a fur trimmed collar. Albuquerque has BIG SNOW and Trinket is not amused even in all her finery. Trinket would not run me over, however, her sister Voodoo the mugger (puppy of older, indulgent parents) is a whole other […]

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Christmas is Coming

December 23, 2015

  Christmas is coming The geese are getting fat Please put a penny In the old man’s hat. If you haven’t got a penny, A ha’penny will do, If you haven’t got a ha’penny, Then God bless you. When I first moved to Chicago, each morning at my bus stop a man with a big […]

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