Category: blogapalooza

...In the Summer of.....

...In the Summer of.....
…a long time ago! So…when did summer get so complicated?  I don’t really remember summer break before “real” grade school, but for all the years after first grade till into jr high, my summers were the same and were great!  We lived across the street from my elementary school (Lincoln School in Evanston) and most... Read more »

To Sixteen & Me

To Sixteen & Me
I was sixteen years old a Long time ago.  Why then do I remember so much about it?  I had a super-busy social life and I also had a lot of homework.  What would I now consider the important things?  Is it what I did wrong or what I did right?  It’s actually the reality... Read more »

On Furry Family Members

On Furry Family Members
Oh.h.h.h this has been a long 2 weeks. Fuzz, our 7 1/2-year-old husky has been very sick. Two weeks ago today, he could hardly breathe and after 2 days of watching and testing him at 2 different animal hospitals, they diagnosed that he was in heart failure. His prognosis was that we would be coming... Read more »
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Independent...Or, Dependent, Right?

Independent...Or, Dependent, Right?
What is it that I truly depend on – other than my nearest and dearest?  I mostly depend on myself; don’t most of us?  If I mention my “nearest and dearest”, they are there to be supportive, but not to be responsible for anything that’s mine now that I’m grown up.  Others can help, but... Read more »

Growing Up & Becoming Capable

Growing Up & Becoming Capable
A long time ago, I realized that I was going to have to, in certain ways, take care of myself.  That didn’t mean that no one cared about me or that I had to get a salaried job as a kid, but sometime in the years from 6th grade to high school, it was quite... Read more »

If I Could Do It Again...What Would I Redo?

If I Could Do It Again...What Would I Redo?
            Gee…what would I do better: “Be a better daughter”…or…” a better parent” — or “Make more money”?  These would be the most impulsive answers, right? But guess what?  My answer is “Be a better student”.  This is my answer, hands down.  Why?  Because unless you are a really negligent... Read more »
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On Saving My Creativity

On Saving My Creativity
My daily routine and how my day comes together has bunch of aspects that I truly never looked at in this way before!  First are the chores and responsibilities that are part of everyday life:  feeding the dogs, checking my calendar and e-mail and making the bed are all part of my morning routine before... Read more »

"What Else Can I Be But What I Am?"

"What Else Can I Be But What I Am?"
“I Gotta Be Me” …right?  Sammy Davis sang this song years ago!  (..& yes, my title is from lyrics of that song!) Being independent is cool.  It means that having your own way of doing things, as long as no one is hurt, is good.  Also, just because everyone else thinks that adopting certain style... Read more »

Winding, Worthwhile Road

Winding, Worthwhile Road
Once upon a time, I was a little girl living in Hyde Park (Chicago’s) with my mom, dad and live-in housekeeper.  When I was about 4, because my mom was a doctor and was going to be working full time, my parents imported a nanny for me.  This one, however, spoke only Spanish.  Of course,... Read more »
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