Editor Sarah Worthman firstname.lastname@example.org
6:40 pm on Saturday, August 4, 2012
Wow, my condolences to them. My parents' house got struck by lightning back in the 1970's; it came down the chimney and started their electric stove range on fire. Luckily they were home and able to call the fire department and it was contained. Thank God the Battistonis are okay. Makes you realize how serious lightning can be.
1:26 pm on Monday, July 9, 2012
Not sure - my trusty editor found the photo! Wish we could at Whole Foods!
8:56 am on Friday, July 6, 2012
Sushi Nest! Their sushi is like crack, it's so addictive.
9:39 am on Sunday, June 24, 2012
Thanks for reminding us all, Bob - we are blessed with a ton of great biking options here in Elmhurst! In fact, I plan to be on one of them today!
7:54 am on Friday, June 22, 2012
Nice piece, Jeff! Also, with the proliferation of the internet, people begin to see each other in such monolithic terms: we are so much more than a "liberal" or a "conservative". People have so much more common ground than they allow themselves to believe. But the in-fighting between groups serves the politicians' purposes, as we fight amongst ourselves they are getting richer and less motivated to do anything to help our country. They all are both sides of the same coin lately.
I do enjoy Bill Maher as well - he is one of the few commentators that will host intelligent guests with different opinions. And there's usually good discourse that arises.
5:14 pm on Thursday, May 31, 2012
Congratulations to Todd Jones - Huff Post Chicago wrote a fantastic article about his new business! And he's halfway to his goal with 15 days to go. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/31/chicago-gardener-aims-to-_n_1557159.html
10:50 am on Friday, May 25, 2012
Thank you, Jim, but Todd Jones is the amazing one, with all his unique, thought-changing ideas. Will do.
11:22 am on Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Looking forward to "swirling", Kristi!
11:41 am on Thursday, March 29, 2012
Tjohnson has somewhat of a point. At our book club gathering the other evening, we were discussing despots and had a difficult time naming women despots; most have been men.
12:03 pm on Friday, March 2, 2012
"It takes a village to raise a child."
I agree parents need to bear responsibility for raising their children correctly. But we've also established that if the parents demonstrate and teach bullying behavior, they are setting a bad example for their child and the cycle continues.
If other information is disseminated through schools, churches, and friends, though, the child will at least have other examples from which to learn. I consider that to be my situation - I grew up in Chicago during the 60's and 70's, where racism was prevalent. My parents and extended family, unfortunately, used racist terms in regular conversation, and preached stereotypes. While I love them dearly, I don't agree with their beliefs and have taught my son differently. I am proud that he has friends of different races, ethnic backgrounds, and sexualities.
Had it not been for my exposure to other thoughts and ideas during my childhood, from school, friends, education, and personal experiences, I might have grown up with the same attitudes and beliefs. I am thankful to live in a country where we have freedom of information and the ability to be exposed to different cultures and ways of thought.
As Jeff Ward mentioned way earlier, rock stars have been doing crazy, controversial things since rock began. I can remember hiding my old Grand Funk Railroad album because of its controversial (for the time) inside cover. Kudos to Lady Gaga for preaching a message of tolerance.
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