I beg to differ with Diana Oleszczuk's review of "March of the Penguins." My sons, ages 4 and 5, have just gotten old enough to sit through a feature-length movie that interests them, and they won't sit still for one that doesn't.
Let's see, we left off on a testy note a week ago, the subject being, "we ought to talk more, but not just surface stuff." We were criticizing slovenly an un-imaginative mouthings like "wuzzup" and "wuzznew" and "howyadoin," and that oldie but baddie, "havenizday."
For years, locals have debated whether or not Evanston and Oak Park are really that different. Without a doubt there are some differences: proximity to the lake, population, size, housing patterns, and Northwestern University being just a few.
Referendums to grant local municipalities "home rule" authority are frequently voted down because, in the minds of many, home rule has become synonymous with higher taxes. And, admittedly, new and/or higher taxes would undoubtedly become reality if River Forest is successfully able to move ahead with a proposed bid to seek home rule status.
And now, a few short messages from Bartlett's: "Sometimes the perfect reply is to say nothing ... Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech ... I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude ... Be silent and safe?#34;silence never betrays you ... How gracious, how benign is solitude ... Silence is golden."
Oak Park's Maze Library is undoubtedly a building with historic character, making any proposed substantial changes to it worthy of focused attention from the preservation community. Also well worthy, however, is the library's effort to make the building accessible to persons with disabilities.
The tiled stop sign, embedded in an alley in the 600 block of South Kenilworth, is just one example of several such simple mosaics scattered throughout Oak Park, according to Village Engineer Jim Budrick.