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I wrote this yesterday about today.
I’m not sure what to wear tomorrow. I am going straight from work to a poetry-writing-workshop/wine-tasting/Ethiopian-dinner. I wasn’t supposed to have any meetings outside the department, which would have meant I could be pretty casual, but a meeting I was supposed to have today got moved to tomorrow. I need to find something both appropriate... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/listing-toward-forty/2015/05/scattered-thoughts-about-my-tomorrow/...
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We often describe data breaches as "cyber attacks," but do war and battle metaphors prevent users from taking basic steps to improve computer security?

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According to research by David Hauser, describing cancer as an enemy that needs to be fought reduces the extent to which people focus on preventive behaviors such as changing their diets. Hauser’s work seems to indicate that describing cancer in terms of war and battle metaphors focused people on direct attack actions and made them... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/listing-toward-forty/2015/05/attack-metaphors-computer-security/" class="more-...
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I know a lot of people who have written and published books. Yes, I am a bit jealous.
My friend Julie Hammerle from the Hammervision blog announced that her first novel is being published. I’m happy and excited for her. But, yes, I am also a little jealous and not just of Julie. There is a whole list of ChicagoNow bloggers who are also book authors. You can see the list here. The list... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/listing-toward-forty/2015/05/i-want-to-write-a-book/" class="more-link">Read more »</a>
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I'll be celebrating happy hour from home tonight. 
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A very specific peeve of mine.
Earlier this year I saw the musical Ordinary Days. Overall I enjoyed it, but there was one detail that really bothered me. The show is set in New York City, but most of the themes are true of city life in general. Then a very New York-specific moment in the song “Let Things Go” made... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/listing-toward-forty/2015/04/no-more-9-11-sweaters/" class="more-link">Read more »</a>
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Some thoughts on the pros and cons of being away from home and not having to share the bed with anyone. 
I’m traveling for work this week. I’m staying in a hotel. I get to have a whole bed to myself. I have a bed to myself. I’m not kept awake by my husband’s snoring. I don’t have to deal with one (or both) of my children whining to sleep in my bed only to reward... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/listing-toward-forty/2015/04/a-bed-to-myself/" class="more-link">Read more »</a>
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Post from the past:
Some very silly and very short bedtime stories
When my son started asking me to make up bedtime stories I was thrilled. I’m a creative person. This would be fun. I told him bedtime stories with original characters, complete plots, and practical morals. Then my son started asking for five or more bedtime stories each night. That was a little more improvisational storytelling... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/listing-toward-forty/2014/05/20-incredibly-short-bedtime-stories/" class="more-lin...
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How could anyone treat cupcakes this way?
When I saw four Whole Foods cupcake in our work refrigerator last Monday I did not realize they would become the key figures in a mystery that I would obsess about for the rest of the week. The cupcakes were there when I put my lunch away on Monday morning. I figured they were one person’s... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/listing-toward-forty/2015/05/the-mystery-of-the-abandoned-cupcakes/" class="more-link">Read more »</a>
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"50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" is a great song; however, it only actually delivers on 5 (or arguably 4) ways to leave your lover. Plus, a modern, passive-aggressive audience would likely prefer ways to make their lovers leave them. I have provided such a list.
The Paul Simon song “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” lists options for escaping your relationship. The ways listed in the song are pretty cowardly, but a modern version would need to be more passive aggressive to appeal to a modern audience. Instead of saying how you can leave your lover it should suggest bad... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/listing-toward-forty/2015/05/50-ways-to-be-left-by-your-lover/" class="more-link">Read more »</a>
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Drawing mazes for my kids is like meditation. It makes my mind feel less lost.
A few weeks ago my kids started back-to-back swim classes. My son has been taking swim classes for a couple of years now. My daughter became eligible when she turned four. We set up at a poolside table. My son swims while my daughter waits, then they change roles. On our first week of double... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/listing-toward-forty/2015/05/drawing-mazes-meditation/" class="more-link">Read more »</a>
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I've done pages of mazes... you're right
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My embarrassing job fair story. Sadly, they were not hiring for someone who can lodge her foot firmly in her mouth.
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I once asked a potential employer at a fair if he thought there would be any more criminal indictments handed down to his company's top executives. So there's such a thing as knowing too much about a company as well.
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In which I become self-aware.
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Hopefully not "SkyNet" self aware. 
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Kim Z. Dale is an information security and privacy policy specialist., playwright, blogger, mom, Pittsburgh expat, and fan of Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood.
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Kim Z. Dale is an information security and privacy policy specialist. She is a blogger and an award-winning playwright. She is the electronic content management systems project manager for Northwestern University's Office for Research and a mother of two. She is a proud resident of Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood and a Pittsburgh expat.
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I've been a fan of Co-Op Hot Sauce for a while. Then I discovered the amazing food that the Co-Op sauce and Crumb bread teams make together for The Stew Supper Club. What a shame, I thought, that people only have one chance a month to experience thatdelicious food. I was elated to learn that they'd be opening a cafe. Their sandwiches and salads use superb ingredients in inventive flavor combinations. Yesterday we shared a pork noodle salad and sandwich with turkey, bacon, herbed butter and cheese. Just as at the Stew Supper Club their food is inspired my many cuisines yet I dare not cheapen it with the f word (fusion). My only sadness is that they are only open Thursday through Sunday, but maybe if we all go there a lot they will open more? I hope? Be sure to grab some hot sauce to go while you are there.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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reviewed 2 years ago
These wings are amazing. Huge, crispy, with unique and delicious sauces. I prefer the spicy ones, but I wouldn't kick the soy sauce ones out of bed either. Not that I eat Dak wings in bed. Or at least I haven't at the time of this posting. But now the idea is in my head. Hmm. I have been known to eat the extra sauce out of the bottom of the to go container with a spoon. Wait. I've said too much. Forget all that. Get the wings. Get a lot of wings. The other stuff is okay, but you can get better basic Korean food elsewhere. Go to this place for the wings. Did I mention the wings?
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Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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