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2008 

  The Chicago Tribune reminded me, this morning, that tomorrow (December 1) is the anniversary of one of the worst tragedies in Chicago's recent history.  On December 1, 1958 a fire started in the parochial school of Our Lady of the Angels on the west side of Chicago.  By the time the fire was o...
Posted over 5 years ago
Last night my wife, my daughter and I went to see Slumdog Millionaire.  It was not the uplifting feel-good movie of the year, but it was incredibly well done, well acted... etc... great photography and music.  I highly recommend it... but that's not the intent of this post. After I left the theat...
Posted over 5 years ago
Today, I took my daughter to view an apartment.  She's almost done with her graduate degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Illinois Chicago campus, and is readying to do her Fieldwork. Her 6 months of fieldwork, brings her further north in the city.  A little closer to her parents...
Posted over 5 years ago
Okay... we had a small turkey-day, yesterday.  Tryptophan-induced comas, yes, but only a handful of people.  Fewer dishes to wash, but not less food to eat. And yet, after the meal was over, and we were cleaning up... my wife discovered that the stuffing was still in the fridge.  She hadn't made ...
Posted over 5 years ago
THE NIGHT BEFORE THURSDAYWith apologies to Clement Clarke Moore'Twas the night before Thursday, when all through the rainNot a blogger was stirring, they’d all gone insane;Their stockings were twirled in a bunch by the chair,In hopes that Active Brad would soon clear the air;The posters were read...
Posted over 5 years ago
Sorry... I couldn't resist the shout-out to the Marx Brothers. Well, cause you silly, silly people.  We don't traditionally have a goose, it's really a Turkey! Why a Turkey, you might ask?   Well, since you asked so nicely... There really isn't any actual evidence that turkey was served at the Pi...
Posted over 5 years ago
Thanksgiving is a North American Holiday (yes, our friends to the North with the maple leaf on their flag celebrate Thanksgiving too... only on October 13, this year... the second Monday in October.  Happy Canuck Thanksgiving Liz Moras!)... and in both cases it's basically a Harvest Holiday. How ...
Posted over 5 years ago
Well, Winter has officially arrived in the Chicagoland area... we awoke this morning with a nice covering of snow on the ground. A few things to remember when showing property in the cold weather.... whether the home is occupied or vacant. • Please remember to close (and lock) the doors when you ...
Posted over 5 years ago
...but a Dark House? Here's another prize-winning MLS photograph.  Okay, I can understand that this photo might, and I say "might", be okay, if you only too the listing last night... and had the get the listing in the MLS immediately... Go back the following day and retake the photo right?  I can...
Posted over 5 years ago
Dear Walter,I hope you can help me.  The other day, I set off for work, leaving my husband in the house watching the TV as usual.  I hadn't driven more than a mile down the road when the engine conked out and the car shuddered to a halt.  I walked back home to get my husband's help.When I got hom...
Posted over 5 years ago
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