The 2010 reading list

Well, we did it. For those of you who have followed my book club antics, I thought I’d put the list up for your consideration. January – The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Muriel Barbery) February – Still Alice (Lisa Genova) March – Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larsson) April – A Short History of […]

Pick a book

Please. It’s that most wonderful night of the year where book club gets together to: Drink Eat Exchange a (this year it’s candle) Pick next year’s book list Last year we chose books that no one in the group had read. Bad idea! We ended up switching books all over the place. I’ll even confess […]

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

This was our last book club read. The Wall Street Journal likes it too: “The Haunting of Hill House” proved that she was no one-hit wonder. Its opening lines are a minor masterpiece of eerie economy: “No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids […]

Expect a Brookfield TIF story from one of those real papers

They’re all over my Web site today searching for details. No doubt the city proffered some spin they’ll convey. We’ll dissect it if it shows up.

Ah, paradise

Guess what? If you put something off long enough it will rain again and you don’t have to do it anymore. (And you thought I was so proactive…) Anyway, it’s a rainy Wednesday morning and not much is going on out there. Our Mayor (you know, the one a certain alderman SWEARS doesn’t really have […]