Who is this blog for?
This blog is written primarily for Writers, Senior Citizens, Small Life-Style Businesses, Chicago Residents
How do I navigate through this site?
- The navigation bar at the top of each page gives links to the major areas of this website. The Categories list on the right hand of the page will take you to the specific topics in this Blog. Click on any category to see the articles in that topic:
- What you see is typically an excerpt of the article…To see the entire story, click on the title or click on the link at the bottom of the excerpt: [Click here to see the rest of the story].
- To find articles in this blog, use the search box at the top of the right hand column just like you use your Google, Bing or Yahoo search .
Why do you show excerpts instead of the entire article and require me to click further to see the whole thing?
We understand that you're surfing for information and are most likely in a hurry. We want to help you find information that really interests you without having to scroll through a lot of text to get there. We think that a single click is a lot easier than scrolling and that this keeps the pages clean and easy to use.
How can I help this Blog grow and continue to provide me the kind of information I am interested in?
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Your comments are valued. They keep this blog honest and challenge us to remain unbiased. They also help to expand on the information offered, by providing other view points. Each one sees and experiences life from different vantage points. And those differences help to keep our perspectives grounded in reality.
OK, I've found something that interests me. Am I allowed to comment?
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What's the best way to comment?
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What if I disagree with the post? Or share my own opinion?
This is great! We welcome all points of view. In the interest of building a community, we welcome all viewpoints. We don't expect you to always agree. The only comments we will not allow are those that are obviously spam. For this reason we do monitor all comments that are submitted. Your comment will appear on this blog as soon as it has been reviewed and approved, usually within 12 hours.
What's in it for me?
I'm glad you asked. When you come here, you'll find a variety of different articles. They represent my personal opinions and observations and, hopefully, they will give you information what will be interesting or entertaining.
The comments are available at the end of each post to allow you to vent, offer other opinions, ask questions, challenge or agree.
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