Archive for 2010

Are You Growing Bolder?

I was deep into writing one night and went to search for some information on Banana George for a book that I’m working on.  I came across a website that I had never seen before: Growing Bolder. At first glance, it seemed to be a website geared toward… older… folks.  Baby boomers.  Folks who are... Read more »

Debra Poneman Relaunches "Yes to Success"

Debra Poneman Relaunches "Yes to Success"
Debra Poneman spent years studying the masters of success, happiness and prosperity.  Debra took the teachings of Napoleon Hill, Wallace Wattles, Emmett Fox, Catherine Ponder, Earl NIghtengale, Millard Fillmore, Norman Vincent Peale and others– and put together a workshop called “Yes to Success.” “I took out the most precious gems from decades–actually centuries– of writings... Read more »

Bass University Comes to Chicago

Bass University Comes to Chicago
It is that time of the year when it’s a little too cold to sit in the boat and fish, yet not cold enough to get the auger out for ice fishing.  So what’s a fisherman to do?  Head over to Bass University on Saturday, December 4th and Sunday, December 5th at the Marriott Chicago... Read more »
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Dave Savini Emcees Equip for Equality Event

Dave Savini Emcees Equip for Equality Event
On November 16, I attended the Equip for Equality “Evening for Equality” at the Chicago Renaissance Hotel with the Abou Ezzi family.  Equip for Equality is a non-profit organization which advocates for the civil and legal rights of people with disabilities.  Dave Savini, an investigative reporter from CBS Channel Two News, was the emcee.  “I... Read more »

Women's Week at the World Barefoot Center

Women's Week at the World Barefoot Center
Way back in March of this year, Judy Myers announced that she was going to organize a Women’s Barefoot Week at the World Barefoot Center.  “The sport is dominated by men,” said 67-year-old Judy.  “We never do anything for the women, so this year, we are devoting a whole week just for the gals.” The... Read more »

Lost Your Hearing? Join the ALDA Family

Lost Your Hearing?  Join the ALDA Family
A woman with beautiful gray hair came up to me and sat next to me.  She immediately began signing.  “Are you here for the ALDA lunch?” “Yes, I am.” We both had arrived early for the Association of Late-Deafened Adults gathering.  So we shared our stories of becoming deaf and finding our way to ALDA. ... Read more »
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Glen Plake Goes Barefooting

Glen Plake Goes Barefooting
It’s not hard to spot Glen Plake on the ski slopes with his 15-inch, colorful Mohawk leading the way as he hot dogs down the mountains.  Plake is known as the pioneer of extreme skiing and he has starred in several skiing films. He and his wife, Kimberly, regularly visit the smaller ski resorts around... Read more »

Barefooting on Cedar Lake

Dan Tanis at Footstock “Footin’ fool female…” the message from Dan Tanis began.  I had no clue who Dan Tanis was when he reached out on Facebook, but the rest of his message made me smile at how we ended up connected. I had posted a picture that I took at a recent Footstock barefoot... Read more »

Tailgating at the Cubs vs. Brewers Game

  Eleven of us took off from Chicago and drove up to Miller Park for our first tailgating experience at the Cubs vs. Brewers game.  We thought we were pretty prepared.  We had spent the week before organizing the event and we made sure we had plenty of food and drinks. It was a beautiful,... Read more »
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Football Season Begins, So Does Widowhood

Apparently there’s a football game on tonight.  The only reason I know this is because I asked my oldest if he wanted to go work out with me tonight.  He looked at me with an incredulous look on his face. “I can’t Mom, football starts tonight!” Ah, the official NFL season has begun. And so... Read more »