Rich Glennie

08/02/2017 - 5:46am
Nothing says “Welcome to Glencoe” like a holding pond full of green slime. That’s what greeted Heat in the Street attendees recently at the Glencoe City Center. A similar pond greets guests at the east entry into town at Veterans Memorial Park (near Burger King). It seems all holding ponds are not alike. There are retention ponds that retain water but never drain away. There are ponds that hold...
06/21/2017 - 8:46am
It stopped me for a moment. A stop sign that is. Nothing strange about that, except I was walking on Ives Avenue near the railroad tracks at the time. Stop signs are now posted on both sides of the tracks … along the pedestrian path. Strange place for stop signs I thought. I later noticed more were posted at the Knight Avenue and...
02/01/2017 - 9:39am
I collect coins. No, I’m not a coin collector, but one who empties his pocket each night and dumps the loose change in a large container. When the container is full, I run to my bank and cash them in. Call it mad money. That was until recently when I went to the bank and cashed in the coins. Now I’m just mad. I went to the bank...
12/07/2016 - 10:16am
As I watch protesters shouting loudly into the TV cameras demanding a $15 an hour wage to flip burgers at McDonald’s, I scratch my head and wonder, “Who are these people?” In the past, a job at any fast-food place was considered an entry-level position, a start to one’s working career. Since when has it become “a...
11/02/2016 - 8:51am
I had a bad week recently. How can a retiree have a bad week, you ask? Trust me, it happens. Three things happened. The first occurred while grocery shopping. After we unloaded the groceries into the car, I pushed the empty cart to the nearby corral. When I was done, I tugged on the door handle of a vehicle only to discover I was one parking...
10/12/2016 - 11:40am
There is something about dead, decaying organic matter that activates the senses. Fall is my favorite time of the year, even though I know what follows in the coming weeks. But autumn is a time for beautiful, bright colors contrasted against the pale blue skies with sun-splashed, still green yards. And it is time for leaf raking. Some of my...
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