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Denise Declue

60-Something: Reflections on the benefits of friends and friendships

60-Something: Reflections on the benefits of friends and friendships

My best friend Sue died of a brain tumor in her early fifties. Her oldest son, Joe, was killed in a car accident when he was 15. I don't think she ever got over it. Valjean McLenighan worked with me at Follett Publishing. She died of cancer, after she got to swim with dolphins, also in her l…

January 06, 2014 5:46 pm
60-Something: GROWLING AROUND WITH TIGERS

60-Something: GROWLING AROUND WITH TIGERS

Over the years I forgot how to play.

November 11, 2013 5:21 pm
60-SOMETHING: Battle of the Dolls II: Princess Power

60-SOMETHING: Battle of the Dolls II: Princess Power

Little girls don't grow up to look like wasp-waisted, slim-hipped, bosomy Barbie or Monster High fright-sluts. Neither will they ever achieve the art-board flawless looks of the Disney Princesses. But little boys can't be princesses. Four-year-old Perfect Granddaughter loves the Disney Princ…

September 02, 2013 4:08 pm Related
60-SOMETHING: Battle of the Dolls: The Case Against Barbie

60-SOMETHING: Battle of the Dolls: The Case Against Barbie

Grandparent problem of the day: Who's a better role model for little girls? Barbie or the Disney Princesses?

August 26, 2013 4:08 pm Related
60-SOMETHING: I think I'm gonna have to get a job

60-SOMETHING: I think I'm gonna have to get a job

Recently the U.S. Government Accountability Office released a study: "Unemployed Older Workers: Many Face Long-Term Joblessness and Reduced Retirement Security." Other recent studies concurred. I am waiting for a more realistic title like, "You're Old, You're Fat, and You're Not As Gorgeous …

July 30, 2013 8:30 am Related
OFFBEAT: Local author and Vera Wang both ready for summer weddings

OFFBEAT: Local author and Vera Wang both ready for summer weddings

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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60-Something: SO, WHAT DO YOU THINK?

60-Something: SO, WHAT DO YOU THINK?

The pressing issue of the week is this fabulously elegant and coquettish, completely useless , 1930s (or '20s, or '40s) green stove in my kitchen.

July 22, 2013 5:40 pm Related
60-Something: THIS OLD (ANTIQUE? VINTAGE?) GREEN STOVE

60-Something: THIS OLD (ANTIQUE? VINTAGE?) GREEN STOVE

The pressing issue of the week is this fabulously elegant and coquettish, completely useless , 1930s (or '20s, or '40s) green stove in my kitchen.

July 16, 2013 5:40 pm Photos

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Vulpes, Vulpes: Did you ever think about taming a fox?

Vulpes, Vulpes: Did you ever think about taming a fox?

We have some vulpes vulpes around here. According to Bob Porch, wildlife biologist with the Indiana DNR.

July 08, 2013 5:54 pm Related

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Life in the Not-So-Fast Lane

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Life in the Not-So-Fast Lane

Most people marvel at how much our lives have changed. We have our own personal phone numbers (assigned to us by employers or phone services), that we respond to 24/7 by voice or in writing on tiny keyboards embedded in hand-held computers that are so miniscule and so frequently lost that mo…

June 26, 2013 4:56 pm
Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, June 27, 2013

Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, June 27, 2013

Big night in Benton Harbor, super farmers market at Emerald Avenue Coloma, A Solidier's Story Friday on WFMT and fireworks already next Tuesday at the Dunes.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

June 26, 2013 12:00 am
Bernie Sahlins R.I.P.

Bernie Sahlins R.I.P.

Note: Bernie Sahlins died June 16 at the age of 90.

June 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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SNOWBIRDS in Florida, Frequently Asked Questions

Knowing that a lot of us are in the same boat, I asked some experts from my mother's facility the same kind of questions a lot of us are asking care providers.

April 08, 2013 12:02 pm
'City' stage: Classic stories of Chicago writer Nelson Algren brought to life again

'City' stage: Classic stories of Chicago writer Nelson Algren brought to life again

Denise DeClue is both excited and moved by news that some performances are already sold out for this month's relaunch of her partnership play with Columbia College Theatre Department's staging of "City on the Make."

October 19, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, September 6th

Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, September 6th

Les Miserables returns to Chicago in November;Denise DeClue's "City on the Make," adapted from the works of Nelson Algren will be revived next month and Donna Blue Lachman stars as Rosa Luxemburg at Acorn.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore magazine.

September 05, 2012 8:15 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, August 30th

Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, August 30th

Missing Artist Steve Rubinkam and his laughter, honesty, creative intelligence, opinions, arguments and work full of energy, warmth, light and good cheer.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore magazine.

August 29, 2012 8:15 am
Denise Declue Sticks to Her Knitting

Denise Declue Sticks to Her Knitting

The other day there was a funny story on NPR. The National Trust of Scotland was looking to rent a couple of wee cottages on an island in the North Sea, called Fair Isle. They were accepting applications for the $600-per-year rentals, noting that they especially wanted people with special sk…

December 01, 2005 1:44 pm
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