I spend at least $100 per month on air fresheners to ward off secondhand smoke

Yes, you read it correctly–I spend at least $100 per month on air fresheners to ward off secondhand smoke. I have a neighbor who chain smokes and unfortunately there is nothing I could do about it. I wish that smokers would understand the danger of secondhand smoke but how could they, when they don’t care... Read more »

$25.00 Main Floor Seats for HOW TO CATCH CREATION at GOODMAN THEATRE

$25.00 Main Floor Seats for HOW TO CATCH CREATION at GOODMAN THEATRE
Change can happen in a heartbeat. A young writer’s life turns upside down when her girlfriend drops some unexpected news. Fifty years later, four artists feel the reverberations of that moment—and its unexpected consequences—as their lives intersect in pursuit of creative passion and legacy. In this bold, imaginative work, Christina Anderson, “a gifted playwright you... Read more »

My insatiable appetite for Ben & Jerry's ice cream has to stop

For the record, I haven’t had Ben & Jerry’s ice cream since the 90s. Seriously. My favorite at that time was Rainforest Crunch and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Fast forward to two weeks ago, I bypassed a freezer at my neighborhood CVS Pharmacy to do a little shopping to kill time while waiting for my... Read more »
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Sensory-Friendly "A Christmas Carol" returns at Goodman Theatre

Sensory-Friendly "A Christmas Carol" returns at Goodman Theatre
I’m delighted to announce that the sensory-friendly performance of “A Christmas Carol” returns at Goodman Theatre, Saturday, December 29, 2018! My son Kameron (who has autism) and I had the pleasure of attending the performance last year. Words cannot describe the joy of parents and caregivers of those with disabilities who attended the performance, as... Read more »

I never thought about my hair until I started losing it

I never thought much about my hair until I started losing it. Over the years, I’ve cut, colored, and over-processed it with various chemicals and entertained an unnecessary sew-in weave a few times. When you lose your hair, though, those things mentioned cannot even happen because you have nothing to work with. Back then I... Read more »

I'm spending my Black Friday digesting yesterday's food and deleting sales emails

While everyone is camping out somewhere to get deals on electronics and other nonsense, I’ll be spending my Black Friday indoors like I always do. Thanks to technology, I haven’t shopped inside a store in years. Online shopping has done me quite well. Ironically, shopping online can be just as hectic because you’re flooded with... Read more »
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Why depression attacks us all from time to time

Depression is an ugly spirit that robs our emotions. It visits us at the most inopportune times. Depression is a feeling and it’s not easy to snap out of for most. Of course, depression is not okay but is normal. Don’t think that there is anything wrong with you if you have the blues. There... Read more »

It's about time that Toni Braxton is making more television appearances about her lupus diagnosis

It's about time that Toni Braxton is making more television appearances about her lupus diagnosis
I have been writing for a few years about why certain celebs who have lupus do not talk about it publicly. Thankfully, singer/entertainer Toni Braxton is making more television appearances opening up about her lupus diagnosis. Braxton was on the Dr. Phil Show this week discussing it on an ending segment. I thought the topic... Read more »

I wish I could rid the world of ungrateful people

Yesterday, on my Facebook post, I made a declaration: I am officially done with a certain group of people. I was sort of vague but at the same time letting the particular culprit know that I “see” them, with their snubs and oversights. These people are the ungrateful people in my life, who I can... Read more »
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I'm very offended when asked if I want to leave a tip

You read it correctly–I’m very offended when restaurants and other entities ask or practically demand that I leave a tip after I use their services. Last Saturday, I ordered some Chinese food at a restaurant I’ve been eating at for years. The location is convenient, the price is right, and I’ve never had any problems... Read more »