Quality of Life

It’s election season again! Yes, this April 7, we’ll all head to the voting booth (well 12% of us will, on average) and vote in municipal elections including Mahomet Seymour School Board, Mahomet Village Board, and Cornbelt Fire Protection District. So it was that on a recent Thursday evening at 7pm, Carol and I and a few (a disappointingly few) […]

February Blues

I really hate February. Winter has gone on far too long now and the end remains nowhere in sight. And yes, this is despite February’s vague effort to redeem itself by trying to cast itself in an aura of love and romance. I get Valentine’s Day, but February will get no redemption from me. Its only virtue may be that […]

In My Tribe

There’s something very primitive and deeply human that drives us to want to belong to a “tribe.” And on social media and elsewhere these days, it’s become downright trendy to talk about you and your friends as making up your “tribe.” When America was “discovered” by Europeans, Native Americans were said to be living in “tribes” and of course, they […]

Cabin Fever

As ‘Old Man Winter’ strengthens his icy grip, even our cats Charlie, Lola and Magee turn up their whiskers at the prospect of heading outdoors in the sub-zero temperatures. So, as Josie the “chi-poo” (Chihuahua-poodle mix) chews up our couch pillows, we’re all suffering from a little cabin fever and coming up with column ideas about a river gets pretty […]

Cabin Fever

As ‘Old Man Winter’ strengthens his icy grip, even our cats Charlie, Lola and Magee turn up their whiskers at the prospect of heading outdoors in the sub-zero temperatures. So, as Josie the “chi-poo” (Chihuahua-poodle mix) chews up our couch pillows, we’re all suffering from a little cabin fever and coming up with column ideas about a river gets pretty […]