I’m thinking about the women who put up snow cone stands. I can’t remember how much they cost (probably not a lot). What I do remember is how sticky and messy they were and how that seemed unique to summer.
Literary critic Donna Seaman is always excited to share new book ideas. Summer is officially upon us on Friday so she discusses some titles that you can take on road trips or to the beach. What are you excited to read this summer?
This week Chicago area schools are heading out for the summer. Parents and students explain what's on their agenda. What are you planning to do with more free time during the day? And as the 'Hawks wrap Game 4, what sports superstitions to you follow?
John Fountain, a longtime Chicago journalist, has lived through and reported on the city's gang violence and crime. He says the faith community remains a vital part of the black community. “In some ways,” he explained, “it is an overweight, cumbersome, sleeping giant that needs to get fit…and return to the business of doing good work.”
Google "mommy wars" and you'll get about 18.5 million results. Google "mommy wars playground" and you'll get about 1.9 million -- significantly less to fuss about, but still plenty of topics to fuel the fire of a long hot summer surrounded by other parents and their progeny.