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Is "Green Eggs and Ham" a story about harassment?

Is "Green Eggs and Ham" a story about harassment?
A few nights ago when I asked my daughter to pick a book she chose Green Eggs and Ham. We snuggled up in her bed, and she started to read. To be honest, I sometimes zone out a bit when she reads, particularly when it’s a book that I’ve read so many times before, so... Read more »

Biathlon is my favorite Winter Olympics sport

Biathlon is my favorite Winter Olympics sport
Eight years ago I was only working three days a week because I wanted to have more time my baby. (The transition from maternity leave back to working full time had been far more emotionally challenging than I had anticipated.) I didn’t watch much television on my days home because there was little that aired... Read more »

Always ask for more money

Always ask for more money
Recently a friend of mine got a new job. I’m older and have more professional experience, but I won’t degrade our relationship by calling it mentoring. Still, I try to give her good advice when I can, which is why when I found out she got the job I told her, “Ask for more money.” “Do I... Read more »
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40 more documentary film recommendations

40 more documentary film recommendations
I love documentary films. Recently a few friends have asked for recommendations for documentaries to watch. The good news is I have a list of 40 fascinating documentaries; the bad news is that list is from 2012! It’s still a good list if you haven’t seen all the films on it, but I’ve seen a... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »