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Making a list of 100 dreams was harder than I thought

Making a list of 100 dreams was harder than I thought
Typically at the beginning of each year I make an uber list of my goals for the year. These were always things within my control that I wanted to do within the next year. This year, I decided to do something else first. I decided to make a list of 100 dreams. Making a list... Read more »

The terrifying and exhilarating feeling of skiing again after 30 years

I spent six years of my childhood living in a ski resort town. You probably haven’t heard of it. It was a small town in Arizona that most people who aren’t from the area don’t know. If you know a ski resort in Arizona you are probably thinking of the other one. Kids who are born... Read more »

How I did with my 2017 goals

The theme of my 2017 goals had been living in the real world. Unfortunately, each days news was a reminder that the real world of 2017 wasn’t a great place to be. Luckily my goals were not the type of things to be impacted by politics, hurricanes, stories of sexual harassment or any of the... Read more »
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Things to do in Chicago in 2018

Things to do in Chicago in 2018
I’ve started a running list of different shows and events that I’m interested in going to in 2018, and I’m sharing here for anyone who is looking for interesting things to do. I’ll pin the post in the sidebar and keep it updated as new things hit my radar. I’m sure I won’t go to... Read more »

Ode to my friend Jay for his 80th birthday

Jay Keenan
Jay Keenan is my friend. He also recently turned 80. People who aren’t also Friends of Jay™ sometimes think it’s odd I have a friend who is more than 30 years older than me. They assume he is “a father figure.” He is not. He is my friend. They may even think that there must... Read more »

Which dystopia is best for your astrological sign?

By now it’s pretty clear that our world and society as we know it are going down hill. A dystopian future feels inevitable, but are some dystopias better than others? It depends on who you are. Luckily, your astrological sign can tell you which futuristic hellscape is best for you! Aries – Your sign dominates... Read more »
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I was on the Women Killing It! podcast

I was on the Women Killing It! podcast
In case you missed the shameless self-promoting I did on Twitter and Facebook, I was interviewed for an episode of the Women Killing It! podcast. I talked about balancing my day job and my writing. I also talked about the challenges of working with men, and I shared some advice from a mentor (that long time readers may... Read more »

Please silence your cell phones (yes, you!)

You’re so vain; you probably think that announcement asking people to “silence your cell phones” isn’t about you. Or maybe you really thought your ringer was off. Or you assumed no one would call anyway. Regardless, your carelessness or arrogance or laziness just disrupted everyone else’s movie or theatre experience, and most of us hate... Read more »

Horrible crock pot meals

Horrible crock pot meals
When I wrote about how much I love Hugh Acheson’s new cookbook The Chef and the Slow Cooker, I offered my extra copy of the book to the person with the worst crock pot meal story. Here are the finalists: Instead of having a second and third place I’m making Dee Martenson of Billings, MT and... Read more »
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See me at The Plagiarists' Year X Salon - Rip it up

See me at The Plagiarists' Year X Salon - Rip it up
“The problem with writing an autobiography is it’s hard to know how it’s supposed to end.” So begins an autobiographical performance piece that I am working on for The Plagiarists Theatre Company’s upcoming salon. An artists’ salon is an opportunity for a group of individuals to share work that has been developed independently inspired by a single theme. They... Read more »