Happy birthday, Mom

Hey Mom, Happy 84th birthday.

Mom at Chautauqua

This detail from of O. Louis Guglielmi’s “The River” always moves me. She’s tired, but on the job. I remember many days like that from my boyhood. Thanks, Mom.

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Detail from “The River,” by O. Louis Guglielmi, at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Grandma at the holidays.


A favorite view

Author: Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has served on three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. His recent research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. He writes regularly on HIV prevention, crime and drug policy, health reform, and disability policy for American Prospect, tnr.com, and other news outlets. His essay, "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare" was selected for the collection The Best American Medical Writing, 2009. He recently participated, with zero critical acclaim, in the University of Chicago's annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate.

2 thoughts on “Happy birthday, Mom”

  1. Happy Birthday, Harold's Mom!!! You should be very proud of your boy – he is helping save people from cr*p financial advice. It is *worth doing.*

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