Tag: "Politics"

Illinois politics are driving people out of the state

Illinois politics are driving people out of the state

March 29, 2013 | Comments (1)

Another friend told me her family is moving out of Illinois. They are just tired of the train wreck our state has become. She can’t stand turning on the news to see the corruption that permeates every level of our elected governments. She’s sick of hearing about how this innocent child’s murder will be the […]

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Infidelity and The Bald Eagle

Infidelity and The Bald Eagle

November 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

Why did the U.S. choose the bald eagle as our national emblem on June 20, 1782? Is it because the bald eagle symbolizes long life, superior strength, beauty and only lives in North America? Or is it because he mates for life? Does the symbol of the bald eagle put unrealistic expectations of fidelity on married public […]

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corner of Afghan girl's face

Poorly Told Stories

November 12, 2010 | Comments (2)

“Mom? Are we in a war right now?” asks my kindergartener Nora from the backseat. I take a breath. The view through the windshield in front of me is all early morning freshness, autumn glory, suburban tranquility. Like it so often does, the adult world has slammed into our bubble of innocence, in the car […]

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I Voted Sticker with Oak Park in the Background

Oak Park voters, say it ain’t so!

November 4, 2010 | Comments (3)

As I prepared to vote in Tuesday election, I was shocked and dismayed to find this referendum at the end of the ballot: Shall the Village of Oak Park require those who inject vaccines, in the Village of Oak Park, to give the vaccine recipients, their parents or guardians the vaccine manufacturer’s specific package inserts […]

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