Archive for February 2013

All Happiness Depends on a Leisurely Breakfast

All Happiness Depends on a Leisurely Breakfast
Few visits are sweeter than taking both of my parents to the Red Apple of Palatine for a leisurely breakfast. For one thing, their attitudes are super sweet in the morning. And for the second thing, my dad is always hungry for eggs and bacon. My dad sometimes says, ‘let’s go to the “Red Barn, or... Read more »

Be My Valentine for 64 Years...and more

Be My Valentine for 64 Years...and more
I consider my parents love for each other a special gift. An outstanding legacy. I also consider my parent’s marriage an inspiration and a challenge to all couples, present and future in our family. I want my sons to understand that marriage is a lifetime commitment; based on love, friendship, honor, respect, resolve and patience. My... Read more »

Same Path, Different Season

Same Path, Different Season
Snow on Saturday. Rain on Sunday. Strong 25-50 mph winds this Monday. Really? Could Chicagoland weather be anymore fun? As two creatures of habit, my retriever mix, Lucy, and I, hobbled over the ice through the nearby wetlands this morning. Every day we take the path by the Poplar Creek, in the rain, snow, or 5... Read more »

Who Says January is Boring? Seven Significant Events

January is a catalystic month. You know, goal-filled, resolution saturated, and exceedingly hopeful. Basically new.  So far, there has been a lot of new in 2013. A couple of new records for goofy winter weather. New compromises from political parties. New developments of gun control debates and laws. New implications for women in India and for women in our military. A new... Read more »
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    I’m a freelance writer married to thrill-seeking husband, Jim, and mom to fantastic teenage sons: Austin, (18) Trevor, (16) and volunteer foster son, Chris (18). I am also a proud caregiver for my parents, Bob, a WWII Army Air Corps veteran, 87, and Jean, his wife, 85. In between the shuttling and the shuffling of senior boys and senior parents, you can find me sitting still, enjoying a cup of steaming hot tea while pondering the next thing to do.

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