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Vicki Gilhula

Holiday ends at the airport

I wrote this before the United Airlines cruel treatment of a passenger. But hey, I know how he feels. After my vacation I felt like I had post--traumatic stress disorder for a week. [...]

April 12, 2017 Vicki Gilhula Blogs, Vicki Gilhula 0

A school for medicine, architecture…perhaps now a school for the arts

The city has talented people, a university and two colleges offering theatre, music, fine arts and communications programs, as well as dance schools, a symphony, two professional theatres, several community theatre groups, book publishing houses and a thriving film industry. [...]

November 18, 2016 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Everyday is special

Almost every day of the year comes with a special designation. Some are silly but others are serious. For example, Sept. 8 is UNESCO International Literacy Day. Illiteracy is not a Third World problem. The Canadian Literacy and Learning Network estimates 42 percent of Canadian adults between the ages of 16 and 65 have low [...]

September 22, 2016 Vicki Gilhula Uncategorized, Vicki Gilhula 0

Mr. Selfridge, a great story; how about Mr. Silverman?

Mr. Selfridge, a great story; how about Mr. Silverman?

Many of you may have memories of working and shopping at Silverman’s. I would love to hear from you. [...]

June 29, 2016 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Grab your copy of SL Summer 2016

Grab your copy of SL Summer 2016

The best way to never miss a copy is to subscribe. Four issues are $14.40. [...]

June 16, 2016 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Help ‘stamp’ out clutter

We all have way too much stuff. [...]

May 5, 2016 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Celebrating 30 years at 158 Elgin

It has never been boring. [...]

March 22, 2016 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Irish Catholics wore shamrocks and green to protest English rule. [...]

March 9, 2016 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

Are you phubbing me?

Phub (short for phone snub) means to ignore someone or not give them your full attention because you are looking at a mobile phone or tablet. The word is appearing in some American dictionaries but I am not sure if the Oxford Dictionary – it added double-double, as in double cream and sugar, to its [...]

November 27, 2015 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0

It’s only rock ‘n’ roll

This past summer I went back to school. I took a free Coursera online course about the music of the Rolling Stones. One might wonder what the heck I am going to do with this knowledge. Absolutely nothing. I took the course for fun and I actually learned a lot about the history of the [...]

September 23, 2015 Vicki Gilhula Vicki Gilhula 0