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I am getting angrier and angrier at the male race. Not all of them but you know who you are. #cnblog #mattlauer #harveyweinstein #alfranken #sexualharrassment #metoo #enoughisenough

To all men living and breathing who have harassed, inappropriately touched, assaulted or even thought about any of the above: I am a woman, one of billions on this Earth. Us gals all possess several things: breasts, a vagina and a booty/ass/butt/rear end/fanny/tush/badonkadonk, or whatever you may c...
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It’s August 1972. It’s a beautiful night in the summer of my fourteenth year and I am about to embark on my very first date. I am going to Ravinia to see a group that was formed right here in Chicago and aptly named, Chicago. That night, amidst the excitement of my date and the... <a href="http://ww...
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Can’t believe it’s here. Almost. #turning60 #cnblog #birthday #1957 #lordhelpme

Last year on the eve of my 59th birthday I wrote of my feelings about it. It was so hard for me to believe that I was entering the last year of my fifties. Then I blinked and here I am, on the last day. I am turning 60. WOW.   This birthday, this one that... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/w...
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Actually wrote a BLOG. Only took a massacre to get my juices flowing If only to get people to contact state legislation, please share. No more complacency. #vegasshooting #cnblog #whathappensinvegas #guncontrol #immadashell #stopthemadness #vegasmassacre

It’s been months since I have written a word. Maybe it’s because I have been too disgusted with the world we are living in these days that has rendered me silent. But this, this latest in the trend of the “largest mass shooting in US History” has caused my writers block to dissipate. I call... <a hr...
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Can Facebook be a happy place again? PLEASE! #cnblog #politics #facebook #dontworrybehappy

While I am at my office I don’t typically take much of a break. My little makeshift kitchen is in said office so when I eat, I usually just sit at my computer. As a natural habit, I look at Facebook to get away from business for 20 minutes. Now, I’d prefer business emails to... <a href="...
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I don't want to live in the real world right now, care to join me? #cnblog #reality #election2016

One month post election. Leading up to it it seemed as though it would never arrive, election day. Now it’s come and gone and the angst of what else is now to come doesn’t lose any ground. Half the country got what they want; the other half didn’t. I have learned a tremendous amoun...
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Ever believed something as a child that turned out to not be true? Me too. #childhood #cnblog #truth #life #liveforever

Once a month Chicagonow gives us a subject that we can write about. We have an hour and I haven’t done it in a very long time. Tonight’s subject, “write about something you believed as a child or in your youth that turned out not to be true”. I had to participate. In 1965, I....
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Shop small this Saturday!! SO many businesses depend on it! #cnblog #smallbusinesssaturday #supportlocalbusiness #shopsmall

Once upon a time I owned a boutique in a small town. Despite having another job as a self employed, independent sales rep, I had always dreamed of owning a store. For eight years I lived that dream but unfortunately that dream had to end. Thank you economy in 2008 and the myriad of shoppers... <a hr...
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For Cub fans and anyone feeling bad about the election. This is for you. #cubswin

Euphoria. A happiness that almost felt illegal to feel. A joy that had not been experienced in a lifetime. These are all things that describe my feeling on the night of November 2nd when the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. Does anyone remember that night? A fellow blogger over at “I’v...
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I love my Cubbies more than life itself. BUT, I can't pay those prices - where will you be watching? #letsgo #cnblog #cubswin #worldseries #ticketprices #cubs

I’m annoyed. Yes, annoyed. I love the Cubs more than most things in life – always have. They defined my childhood and have been a good part of my adult life’s entertainment, angst and all. But the fact that I can’t even think about going to a Cubs World Series home game after...
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Yep, I'm a birthday girl today. Lots of reflections. #cnblog #life #59 #birthdays #memories /

I am perched comfortably in my bed, occasionally looking over at the clock. Right now, it’s 11:22pm and I am still 58 years old. I am hanging on to these last moments of this age because I still have the opportunity to say I’ll be fifty something one more time. Next year, well – th...
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I believe, I believe, I believe. We can do this Chicago, who's with me? #cnblog #chicagocubs #letsgo #worldseries

Dear Cubs, WOW, just WOW. The greatest post season comeback in history. You did it. I am still in a state of shock and I’m guessing you are too. No one does that – I mean no one!! And yet, you did. But now, it’s time to get serious. In 2003 I was at the... <a href="http://www.chica...
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I'll have haters here but it is what it is. Freedom of speech is my right and here I go. #cnblog #nevertrump #stoptrump #election2016 #canttakeanymore #deniro

When I first decided to write a blog for Chicagonow, I had an idea of how to phrase my exact purpose. My hope was to express my thoughts and feelings in such a way as to possibly change some opinions on certain issues. Hence, the name “When You Put it That Way” was born. During this... <...
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Looks pretty much the same!

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I see no difference.

Well, when you put it that way....#truth

Each year I remember like it just happened. #cnblog #9/11 #September11 #neverforget

It’s been a beautiful day here in Chicagoland. The sun was shining with perfect temperatures, extending summer into September the way we always hope for. It would have been very easy to ignore all the news reports about today being the 15th anniversary of the worst day in American history. But...
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