Get your foot in the door without loosing any toes

About three weeks ago, Columbia College Chicago hosted what is called Story Week which has been going on for more than a decade if I’m not mistaken. It is a festival celebrating writers and each year we have some stupendous and charming writers and professionals in the business of all sorts come and share their... Read more »

To a woman's best friend

To a woman's best friend
Today, I lost my best friend. My cat Tommie had had heart trouble for as long as I’ve had him, but the vet assured me that it was nothing to worry about. That a heart murmur in a cat can mean nothing and although it may shorten their life a little, he would still be... Read more »

Sick Little Games

Dedicated to the good ones who can never find the right words. It’s an elaborate act that has no morals. No dignity, no reason to BE at all. Such a short time passes between two people, two strangers who do a tango toward one common goal but it’s not really a mutuality that really shares... Read more »
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When it was ending

When it was ending
Walking through the empty white hallways of Rush University holding my mother’s hand with my sister beside me, I thought back to the first time I realized that I was too old to still hold her hand and no longer wanted to. I was 15 and my mother and I were on a quest to... Read more »

Memory Box

Memory Box
She kept it in a box. When she died, the box lay exposed. It was as if her room that was all but spilling over with art, and writing, and trinkets all faded to blurs in the midst of that old wooden box. It lay hidden beneath high-end makeup that was rarely used and barely... Read more »

5 hilarious things you can learn from Samantha Irby and her book Meaty

5 hilarious things you can learn from Samantha Irby and her book Meaty
I feel like everyone probably knows who Samantha Irby is if not her by name, then maybe by her hilarious and very popular blog Bitches Gotta Eat or by her pieces in Jezebel, or in The Rumpus, or from hearing of her through The Chicago Tribune or The Chicago Reader or from the monthly show she hosts... Read more »
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Hi, my name is Magic and I am afraid to love

Hi, my name is Magic and I am afraid to love
It’s Blogapalooza-Hour and our topic of discussion tonight is about fear or the lack thereof, and the role it has played within our own lives. So sit back, share your fears, let’s have like an AA type of healing meeting in which we introduce ourselves, and as always, enjoy. “Courage is not the absence of... Read more »

An onion a day keeps the doctor at bay

An onion a day keeps the doctor at bay
Do you know why Indian’s are like the healthiest people I know? This sounds really dumb, it’s not because I know a bunch of Indian people (because surprisingly, I don’t). It’s because onions are so freaking fantastic and we know it! Ever heard of, “An onion a day keeps the doctors at bay?” No???! My... Read more »

Tales from the Valentine's Day crypt

Tales from the Valentine's Day crypt
Happy V-Day short for Vagina Day because today, everyone has to get some! I’m just kidding. But Vagina Day sounds a lot better then Valentines that half the people pronounce as Valentime. Anyhow, I thought that it would be neat to get some Valentine’s Day stories from some of my fellow writers and share them... Read more »
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10 songs that apply to every woman by 25

10 songs that apply to every woman by 25
I’m a little heart broken right now, so I need something to make me smile. So I made a kickass list of songs that apply to every girl by the age of 25, enjoy! 1. Behind these Hazel Eyes- Kelly Clarkson (“Here I am, once again, I’m torn into pieces,”….”Just thought you were the one,”…yata... Read more »