Saturday February 25th 2017

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How to keep the flowers living

How to keep the flowers living

Through the years, I have purchased flowers for first, my mother, then the women I dated, and later wed, and even now, for granddaughters as they hit goals in their lives. The one problem with flowers is, that despite their beauty when purchased, in most cases, the beauty [Read More]

“From Jackie With Love”

“From Jackie With Love”

Black Ensemble Theater will host a VIP night of a special engagement- “From Jackie With Love (What The World Needs Now) on Wednesday, March 11th as a fundraiser . The special show will be for three nights only at The Black Ensemble Theater located at 4450 N. Clark [Read More]

Firebrand Theatre a brand new company

Firebrand Theatre a brand new company

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“Fighting For Families”

“Fighting For Families”

Over the week-end, while attending my grand-daughter Sarah’s dance recital, I became aware of an organization that is very special. One that more people NEED to be aware of. The organization is called “Fighting For Families”. Here is the history: Fighting [Read More]

“The Grand” IS GRAND

“The Grand” IS GRAND

As we age, many of us think about how we can take care of ourselves. There are of course “senior housing centers” and what we grew up calling “old people’s homes”, a term that I for one, dislike. There are new facilities cropping up. They are [Read More]

“T DAY”- I can smile again!

“T DAY”- I can smile again!

It is now January, 2017. I have had several visits with Dr. Mendez, my new Dentist, and I have been prepped for the big day, Monday, January 9th. This is the day, I refer to as “T-Day”, the day, I will have the remaining teeth on top, removed, the gums sewn up and the [Read More]

Ray puts the “SERVICE” back in Service Stations

Ray puts the “SERVICE” back in Service Stations

My generation remembers when “gas stations” were called “service stations” and besides pumping gas ( we did not do our own, back then), they did automobile service- tires, tune-ups, oil changes, brakes, winterizing and much more. These corner [Read More]

“Angels On Your Pillow” a new book for the family

“Angels On Your Pillow”  a new book for the family

“Could a feather sticking out of a pillow be from an angel’s wing?” Maybe the entire pillow is filled with angels? Angels on Your Pillow is a picture book for all ages about an inquisitive child with unanswered questions about angels. I am awaiting a copy of [Read More]

“Winter Wonderfest scores again- Navy Pier is THE place for having fun!

“Winter Wonderfest scores again- Navy Pier is THE place for having fun!

It is hard to imagine, BUT, the annual Winter Wonderfest indoor amusement attraction at Navy Pier is celebrating 16 years of bringing joy to Chicago area ( and its many visitors) families. Spending Christmas day with my twin grand daughters, Allison and Caitlin, now 20, [Read More]

“Doo Wop Rhapsody” Special visit to Munster

“Doo Wop Rhapsody” Special visit to Munster

Music is to many of us the key to who we are. Over the years, tastes change, not just in volume, but type of music and sound. Way back when, let’s say the 1960’s, I was into the sounds of pop music- Elvis, The Beatles and typical “Rock ‘n [Read More]

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“The Columnist”

“The Columnist”

Leave it to American Blues Theater to do their first production in their new home at Stage 773, that will create a true [Read More]

“Game Changers” the Joffrey  Reviewed by Carol Moore

“Game Changers” the Joffrey Reviewed by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** The Joffrey Ballet’s “Game Changers”, another brilliant smorgasbord of contemporary [Read More]

“Uncle Vanya”

“Uncle Vanya”

Highly Recommended **** Dealing with Russian “anything” at this time in our country is a tense subject, but [Read More]

“elemeno pea”

“elemeno pea”

Recommended *** Citadel Theatre, Lake Forests’ hidden treasure, has been doing some new and exciting productions. [Read More]

My Special Day

My Special Day

Winning the World Series was an exciting event for Cubs fans. In fact, it was a major event.Yesterday, we were able to [Read More]

“The Illusionists” Live From Broadway.

“The Illusionists” Live From Broadway.

Highly Recommended **** Today was a magical day. This morning, I was able to take a picture with the World Series [Read More]

“Love’s Labor’s Lost”  Reviewed by Jacob Davis

“Love’s Labor’s Lost” Reviewed by Jacob Davis

Recommended *** “This is not so well as I looked for, but the best that ever I heard.” This line, spoken by the [Read More]