Tag: #memories

Is your father a superhero?

Is your father a superhero?
Recently with the polar vortex temperatures in Chicago, many people said that their car would not start. I was lucky because mine was fine, but it got me thinking about my father. He died almost 19 years ago, but before his death, I knew that I could always count on him to help me. I... Read more »

Holiday traditions: Is it a yea or nay?

Holiday traditions: Is it a yea or nay?
The presents are purchased and wrapped; St. Nicholas came December 6th; the Christmas tree is decorated, and I have been lighting my advent wreath and counting down the days until Christmas. Then last night, we went to see the Lincoln Park Zoo Lights, and tomorrow we are going to bake cookies. This made me realize... Read more »

An interview: With Myself About Heaven

An interview: With Myself About Heaven
I recently read Mitch Albom’s new book The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, and have been thinking about it ever since. Instead of simply writing about the book or writing a review of it, I decided to go deeper and interview myself. This was more difficult than I thought it would be. I hope... Read more »
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“Dan and I went on a date at the carnival”

“Dan and I went on a date at the carnival”
The following chapter came from an actual experience of a first date I went on when I was younger. I love to use real life experiences that I have had or that I heard about, but then add a big dose of imagination to change details and to make it meaningful. I think often those... Read more »

Cheer on the Irish: A Notre Dame Interview

Cheer on the Irish: A Notre Dame Interview
A few weeks ago, I was invited to a Notre Dame Football game with my daughter and her fiancé. Then when I posted about it on Facebook so many people at work told me that they went there or knew someone that was an alumni or even just that they loved Notre dame. I decided... Read more »

The Emmy's Are On

The Emmy's Are On
The Emmy Awards are on tonight. I watch a lot of movies, but not that much TV anymore. I used to love TV; I looked forward to the new season of television every fall. I couldn’t wait to read about when my favorite shows were back on and would be excited to pick out a... Read more »
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An Interview: What do you like to do on Labor Day weekend?

An Interview: What do you like to do on Labor Day weekend?
For this month’s interview, I decided to ask what people like to do on Labor Day weekend. Spending time outside seemed to be a common thread so let’s hope for great weather this upcoming weekend. I hope you enjoy reading them, and please share yours in the comments. Since my birthday usually falls around Labor Day... Read more »

Review: Chicago History Museum

Review: Chicago History Museum
After months of waiting, I finally went to the Chicago History Museum this weekend. The Special Exhibit on Race is ending so even though it was a rainy morning, my daughter, her fiancé and I went when it opened. I did enjoy the whole museum, but the exhibit on race was all that I expected and... Read more »

Three Items On My Summer To Do List

Three Items On My Summer To Do List
Daylight lasts longer during the summer so the sky is still bright into the late evening. There are festivals and other events inviting me to stay outside longer. The skies are blue with white clouds, and the air is fresh and warm. Even though I work full time, summer makes me think of vacations and... Read more »
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Thoughts on the Indy 500

Thoughts on the Indy 500
A lifetime ago before marriage and kids, I went to the Indy 500 for a number of years. Since my father worked for Kraco Enterprises and they sponsored a car in the 80’s and 90’s, I was able to go into Gasoline Alley as well as walk by the cars on the track before race... Read more »