Wednesday, November 23, 2011

2011's been a turkey, but ...

Still thankful, despite job status
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A year ago, I was thanking God that I had escaped yet another brutal round of layoffs as Sun-Times Media continued the draconian downsizing which I ultimately believe will prove fatal — if not to the entire company, then at least to its neglected suburban holdings.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Torn between strategies

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It seems like just yesterday the week began. Yet here it is, after 10 on a Saturday night, the week’s end. In another couple of hours, Sunday will arrive, a new week will dawn.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Pondering passing seasons

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The chill in the air deepened as Tuesday passed from middle age to the twilight of its short, dull life.

Over the course of a miserable, wet day that alternated from rain to drizzle to just damp and chilly, a multihued carpet of leaves grew thick and slick on the sidewalks and streets, likewise smothering cars, rooftops and lawns.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

A tea party sans rhetoric

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It was a tea party, quiet and quaint, as a tea party should be. There were no angry adults decrying government and taxes, no political signs and no counter-demonstrators shouting their own angry retorts.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Milestone and memories

I had started this week intending to post this particular entry to my blog early on Wednesday morning to mark an unwelcome milestone. I forgot that one seldom passes such markers without reflection, nor without some level of surprise and likely with some level of wistful regret.