Category: Storified

Why I chose to write a fictional story about trichotillomania

Why I chose to write a fictional story about trichotillomania
I am a writer; it’s part of who I am. I write to express myself, to share experiences that may resonate with others, to bring hope and encouragement to others, to share God’s Word with the world, to provide useful information to people and to be funny (once in a while). As a storyteller, I... Read more »

Whatever happened to my best friend from first grade?

Whatever happened to my best friend from first grade?
This blog post is another addition of blogapalooza here at ChicagoNow. (All of our posts get Storified; click here to read more of them). Our challenge, if we choose to accept it, is to publish a post in one hour on this topic: “Write about a friend or acquaintance from your childhood with whom you’ve lost touch.”... Read more »

He yelled at me, but my answer stopped him cold

He yelled at me, but my answer stopped him cold
He yelled at me, but my answer stopped him cold. Who is “he”? My dad. Sheesh, was he mad. Before I can tell the story, I need to set the scene… I was in college as a commuter. Working 3 part-time jobs to help off-set tuition, fees and books, I rarely had money to eat... Read more »
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A miracle or an extreme coincidence? I know which one it was...

A miracle or an extreme coincidence? I know which one it was...
Several years ago, the church I used to belong to was walking through some very difficult times. We’d lost 4 of 6 pastors, had about half of the congregation leave the church (many came back later), and the handful of us still there were holding things together by our finger tips and lots of prayer.... Read more »

Q&A with ChicagoNow Blogger Bill Mayeroff: the "ones" that matter

Q&A with ChicagoNow Blogger Bill Mayeroff: the "ones" that matter
As a group, the ChicagoNow bloggers were given the optional project of getting to know another ChicagoNow blogger via a Q& A session. I was randomly (or not so randomly) assigned Bill Mayeroff – Where the Beer and Whiskey Flow; he’s a single guy who is intelligent, witty, loves a good beer, and enjoys being... Read more »

Letters to a new mom: You know what is best for your child

Letters to a new mom: You know what is best for your child
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, one of our awesome bloggers, Mary Tyler Mom, came up with the idea to write letters to a new mom. I am choosing to be part of this wonderful idea. You can find all the the stories here – Letters to a New Mom – Storified. As these letters get... Read more »
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