Category Archives: neighborhood

A real person answered the phone

Today we began the process of leaving Bank of America, and put-ting our money in a local bank. Yes, there are a few community banks left. Of course, there is no guarantee it won’t eventually be gobbled up by hungry corporate … Continue reading

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Five mile weekend walk

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So old school

When we first moved into our house almost 26 years ago, the former occupants left a push mower. We have been using that push mower ever since. No gas to buy. No loud noises. Just a bit of elbow grease … Continue reading

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Jane Addams 1860-1935: A Foe of War and Need

When I permanently moved to Chicago in the early seventies, I volunteered at Jane Addams Center Hull House on Broadway, a northside branch of the original Hull House. (In the early 60s, 12 of the original 13 buildings of Hull … Continue reading

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Gas leaks

The gas company is putting in new lines in the neighborhood. They have been working in the neighborhood all summer running pipes down the entire block. Today they dug a trench through our front yard up to the house. Sometime … Continue reading

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I am Kate

Having mirrors in exercise rooms is challenging. Your body is always in front of you, letting you know its imperfections or, certainly in my case, its overabundance. Today in qigong it struck me that I had become, physically at least, … Continue reading

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Getting gas

At least that is what has been happening for the last two weeks in our neighborhood—new gas lines that will eventually be hooked up to an outside gas meter. One of the workers said that the new pipe will replace … Continue reading

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