Archive for July, 2010

I have a mission

by , posted on Friday, July 16th, 2010 at 7:23 am

My son called the other day. Like most moms I was glad he called, but unlike most moms I am part of the few, the terrified, the band of sisters known as military moms, who are really, really, really glad when their sons call. There are no words to express the relief when you hear that familiar voice, even though you are hearing only every tenth word spoken over a terrible connection from a remote outpost in Afghanistan.



When Headlines Attack

by , posted on Thursday, July 15th, 2010 at 8:08 am

The headline from this CNN story couldn’t fail to catch my attention:

Illinois: Our very own Greece?

Well, maybe it’s unfair to call it an attack, as things may be progressing to Greece-bad here. The story is worth a read, although not really new news to anyone in Illinois paying attention.

Here’s Dan Hynes responding to CNN for the article:

“We’re leveraging our future and that’s not the correct approach, but it was what was chosen out of a lot of bad options.”

One truly believable aspect of this quote is that there are no options you could technically define as good.


Hump Day Jobs Report

by , posted on Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 at 9:39 am

I hear so much about jobs, and am so obsessed myself with the subject lately, that I decided to spend some time pondering who is working where and how that’s working out for them. And what better day to do that than hump day?



Found Objects for a Friday Afternoon: Green Jobs in the Fox Valley

by , posted on Friday, July 2nd, 2010 at 12:00 pm