Category Archives: family

“a bucket full of gold”

This afternood I’ve been watching—and rewatching— “A Child’s Garden of Poetry.” If you’re looking for a way to spend a quiet Saturday, I recommend this HBO/Poetry Foundation presentation. Listening to children between seven- and eleven-years-old talk about the artistry and … Continue reading

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Abortion may not be a pleasant thought. On a case by case basis, it may not even be the best choice. Moreover, a portion of the population vilifies birth control, which should be another choice a woman, in consultation with … Continue reading

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Both Hackney’s in Glenview, IL evoke ghosts of my past in memories of family, friends, and, of course, the menu: Not just because of the burgers from a nearly 100-year-old recipe, and the Onion Loaf, not quite as old, but … Continue reading

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