Welcome to the Daly Dish

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By Sharon Daly


Sort of exciting, this fancy new get-up the Review has provided us.

I'm a believer in community newspapers and can't imagine a healthy, prosperous town without one – like a town w/out a grocery store, a church, or a fire station. Forest Park is particularly fortunate to have a paper that does what it's supposed to do, namely, inform readers what's happening in town, report on the powers-that-be w/a critical eye, offer analysis and opinion on important issues, and function as the village communication center. Our new online platform will improve that last function by orders of magnitude. Yay!

I read in the newspaper that this blog covers politics, which was clarifying for me, as  when previously asked, I'd say, "village hall - mostly." In our little town, village hall is where the action is regarding the stuff that affects our lives and wallets. The great exception is, of course, our schools, and I deeply hope an experienced and passionate local will start blogging about it here.

Daly Dish is the name of this blog, and I chose it for a few reasons:

1) I ruminated on names over Thanksgiving week, and so the idea of offering a nourishing, delicious, exciting dish was a natural.

2) Possibly the most common reference for dish are the satellites that transmit/receive information and entertainment. Powerful symbolism, and I like it.

3) And yes, it's fun and sassy.

I came upon a wonderful new-to-me word last week – colloquy* – and entertained that as a name, but it sounded a bit like a physical malady and after last month's column on constipation, well, I didn't want to start a theme.

* Colloquy (from Latin colloquium: con- [together] + loqui [speak]); meaning "discussion" or "conversation"




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Steven Backman from Forest Park  

Posted: December 6th, 2012 6:16 PM

Dish it out Daly, we're ready. Congratulations. @ Susan P. I guess you have never read the follow-up comments that accompany most of Sharon's columns, they are often pretty coarse. And those only represent what is seen in the public arena.

Mike Risher from Forest Park, Illinois  

Posted: December 6th, 2012 12:09 PM

@Jan, In addition to logging in with Facebook to get 2000 characters, we had also intended to give anonymous commenters 500 characters. This glitch has now been fixed and you should have the full 500 characters for your future comments. Thanks.

Jean Lotus, Editor from Oak Park, Illinois  

Posted: December 6th, 2012 11:41 AM

Jan, Please note that with a Facebook-verified login, you get 2,000 characters. And you can always post multiple comments.

Susan P from Forest Park  

Posted: December 5th, 2012 11:41 PM

Ms. Daly is accustomed to dishing it out but cannot accept it when anyone dishes it back. This will be one of the Reviews biggest mistakes. I am very suspicious about their motive.

Jan from Forest Park  

Posted: December 5th, 2012 10:14 PM

Oh Ms. Daly, you named your column and hope for someone to jump on your band wagon, but if you have not noticed, there is a whole lot more going on in town and alot of it is good, cant say much you only allow 250 characters, you should be limited too

Dan Haley from Forest Park Review  

Posted: December 5th, 2012 11:33 AM

Sharon, welcome to the digital realm. Thanks for jumping in.

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