Summer Memories - I Was 15 Going on 16

Welcome to ChicagoNow’s Morning Blogapalooz-Hour!  Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to publish a post in one hour. Here is this morning’s challenge: “Pick an age and write about what summer – one memory, one day or the summer in general – was like from when you were that age” The summer... Read more »

Finding Your Own Road to Follow

“Write about a time you followed the road less traveled and it made all the difference.”   I don’t like to follow the crowd.  In many ways I’ll observe what seems to be the popular thing to do and then do the opposite.  When straight hair was in, I got a perm.  When everyone in... Read more »

You Are Beautiful No Matter What They Say

This post is part of ChicagoNow’s monthly “Blogapalooza” challenge where bloggers are given a prompt at 9 PM and one hour to complete a post on the topic.  Tonight’s challenge was, “Write about something you find beautiful that you feel others may not understand”   This one was hard.  Come up with something beautiful, do... Read more »
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Chris Rock Matters

Chris Rock Matters
Phew!!  What a sigh of relief, the award season is over.  With last night’s airing of the Oscars we can finally stop caring about movies that we never saw (I had a baby, what’s your excuse?) and wondering which celebrity might make a fool of themselves on national television.  The answer?  No one, because like... Read more »

Why I Sleep Till Noon

This post is part of ChicagoNow’s monthly “Blogapalooza” challenge where bloggers are given a prompt at 9 PM and one hour to complete a post on the topic.  Tonight’s challenge was, “Write about a habit or routine of yours that you would either like to break or that you hope never ends.” I have a... Read more »

You're Getting Sleepy - I Wish

This post is part of ChicagoNow’s monthly “Blogapalooza” challenge where bloggers are given a prompt at 9 PM and one hour to complete a post on the topic.  Tonight’s challenge was, “Write about sleep and the impact it has on your life now or at any point in your life”.   How divine.  How apropos.  How... Read more »
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Why is it So Hard to Say What You're Good At?

Why is it So Hard to Say What You're Good At?
This post is part of ChicagoNow’s monthly “Blogapalooza” challenge where bloggers are given a prompt at 9 PM and one hour to complete a post on the topic.  Tonight’s challenge was, “Without trying to be humble, write about something you’re really good at.”  My first instinct when answering what I’m good at is automatically; parallel parking.... Read more »

Tomorrow,You're Only A Day Away

This post is part of ChicagoNow’s monthly “Blogapalooza” challenge where bloggers are given a prompt at 9 PM and one hour to complete a post on the topic.  Tonight’s challenge was, ““Write about your tomorrow. Not figuratively, literally write about anything that you hope, fear, believe, expect — anything — that you may experience tomorrow.”... Read more »

NPH and the 2015 Vanilla Oscars

Let’s start with honesty.  I honestly did not see many of the Oscar nominated films this year.  I also read that this year’s nominated films earned the least amount at the box office than any other crop of hopefuls EVER.  Why you might wonder?  I think it’s because these little gems (Whiplash, Boyhood etc) don’t... Read more »
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"Boys Will Be Boys" Is Cute, But What Will Girls Be?

"Boys Will Be Boys" Is Cute, But What Will Girls Be?
I grew up with two younger brothers, so I heard the term “boys will be boys” more than a few times.  I remember once when my brothers went for a long bike ride, it started pouring, the bikes got stuck and deserted in a mud puddle and when the boys came to the front door... Read more »