Archive for February 2014

Fear Didn't Stop Me In My 20s and Won't Stop Me In My 40s

Fear Didn't Stop Me In My 20s and Won't Stop Me In My 40s
Tonight’s monthly ChicagoNow Blogapalooza topic just came out and my initial thought was, “Huh? I’m pretty sure I’ve covered this before and don’t know that I’ve got anything else to say on it.” My second thought was “And THAT’s why I need to accept the challenge.” What’s the topic? “Write about fear, or lack thereof,... Read more »

Happy Birthday Sammy and Zoey

Sammy and Zoey are my kittens and they turn two today. The following conversation may or may not have actually happened. Zoey: Mommy, because it’s our birthday will you tell us the story about when we became a Forever Family? Me: Of course, Zoey. I’d be happy to tell you that story. Why don’t you... Read more »

When is an Olympics Gold Medal not an Olympics Gold Medal?

When is an Olympics Gold Medal not an Olympics Gold Medal?
As we near the end of the Winter Olympics, I’m reminded of one of my favorite stories about my brother Dave. Yes, Dave of the Herpes story fame. No, Dave doesn’t have Herpes. Read the story. Dave is a little more than three years younger than me and probably a million times smarter than me,... Read more »
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New Experience #185: Jump Off a Cliff

Today I jump off a cliff. Okay, it’s more of a figurative cliff than an actual cliff. I’m not THAT brave. What am I actually doing? I quit my job without a new one to head off to immediately. I’m sure that many of you reading this are thinking “You did WHAT? In this economy?... Read more »

Join Me in the 100 Happy Days Challenge

Join Me in the 100 Happy Days Challenge
Do you listen to RedEye Remix? If you don’t, you should. I’ve discussed this before (here and here), but I have to tell you that it’s not only interesting and funny, but it’s educational too. Amy Guth is the host and each week, she brings you awesome guests. You can listen to RedEye Remix Saturday... Read more »

Chronicles of Thyroid Disease: Be the Rainbow

Today I was at my local hospital for a routine biopsy of the 2.5 inch lump that has taken over my right thyroid nodule. I say that it was “routine,” because I first had an ultrasound and biopsy 18 months ago when the lump was discovered. At that time, everything came back benign (yay! no... Read more »
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