Intro to And She be Still as Bright- Q&A with artist Sabina Ott

Intro to And She be Still as Bright- Q&A with artist Sabina Ott
Women’s rights, women’s issues, women’s art, women’s voice, female empowerment, and women’s role in society have long been topics I can write and talk about endlessly. I am definitely not your hardcore feminist and certainly not your highbrow feminist but I have a topic that I am passionate about and so I plan to cultivate... Read more »

"Us" and "Them"- The Muslim as the "others" gap widens

"Us" and "Them"- The Muslim as the "others" gap widens
There are a great many things I hold my tongue about in life but racism, prejudice, and sexism is not one of them. I just read an article on Yahoo! about a family who was being berated on a train from Sydney for simply being Muslim. There are plenty of shitheads in the world and... Read more »

What's Americanization?

What's Americanization?
I saw this article on Yahoo! sometime within the last two weeks and had to write about it. It’s about a procedure that turns brown eyes into blue eyes with the magic of a 30 second laser procedure. If you’ve read many of my other blog posts, you’ll know that I’m sort of an advocate... Read more »
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The grief that doesn't quit

The grief that doesn't quit
I haven’t been able to get over it. In fact, last night was the last time I wasn’t able to get over it. I read an article earlier about how a mom allowed her young children to be in the room when they decided to put their beloved cat of sixteen-years to sleep. Personally, whether... Read more »

I've lived half of my life going backwards

I've lived half of my life going backwards
I have spent half my life going backwards. Half of this life I have wished and I have begged and I have pleaded to time travel to a simpler hour or silent moment. Every mistake I have made since the age of 13, I have wished I could rewind and redo and restitch.The moment I... Read more »

Q&A with Bradbury Biographer Sam Weller

Q&A with Bradbury Biographer Sam Weller
My very first post on this blog was an incomplete “The Fog Horn” parody that I wrote, originally written by Bradbury. It’s a lovely short story about a forlorn dinosaur in love with the sound of a fog horn that he has mistaken for the call of his mate. It was written by Bradbury in... Read more »
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Ghosts of Thanksgivings past

Ghosts of Thanksgivings past
This morning I did what I do almost every morning I have off from work. I lie in bed a bit longer trying to savor the taste of having nowhere in particular to be and ponder about what I absolutely need to get done today. Then I clean up the mess that my room becomes... Read more »

Why every woman should watch Ugly Betty

Why every woman should watch Ugly Betty
I have been in love with the show Ugly Betty even before I knew that I wanted to be a writer. Now, it’s rare that a show catches my attention after having watched only a handful of episodes but I fell hard in love with that show four years ago and now that I have... Read more »

A perfect day is all about your state of mind

A perfect day is all about your state of mind
ChicagoNow’s Blogapalooza-Hour: Volume XIV asks to… “Write what your perfect day would be like, either in reality or fantasy” I bet that when most of us read this sentence we envision palm leaves swaying in the breeze, glistening water  beneath a tropical sunset, and holding hands with that special someone at a nude beach (too... Read more »
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5 things I'd want the new generation to know if there was an Ebola outbreak

5 things I'd want the new generation to know if there was an Ebola outbreak
Given the extreme effects of the Ebola virus and the enlightenment on the new cases that have been found in Texas, I am positive that I am only one of millions who are beginning to get a tad bit worried. And if you live in Chicago and know anyone that is quite religious, they may... Read more »