Posts in category "Writing"

Bloggin' When I Got Nothin'. Using Writing As A Release.

I woke up this morning with the deepest desire to blog. And yet… I have nothing. Nothing certain to write about. No organized thoughts on any one topic. No plan. No roadmap. Nothing that screams, “Write me!” What I do have, it seems, is controlled chaos in my life right now, simmering always under the... Read more »

On Survival And What It Takes To Weather The Storms

On Survival And What It Takes To Weather The Storms
About a year ago, I thought my life was as bad as it could possibly be. Then things got worse. So much worse. Survival, at times, seemed somewhat elusive. Fast forward. Things are so much better now, thank God. And while the details are private and irrelevant here, my feelings, as always, are fair game for my posts. As a writer, I’ve... Read more »

Evanston journalist Seidenberg pulled from 30-year beat on eve of election cycle

Evanston journalist Seidenberg pulled from 30-year beat on eve of election cycle
Evanston’s Bob Seidenberg is a 64 year-old, 30-year veteran reporter for The Evanston Review. Been with the paper since the mid-80s, soon after graduating from Northwestern. Began his journalism career with the Pioneer Press. Witnessed the paper’s ownership change hands from Time Inc. to Marshall Field’s to The Sun Times to Tribune Publishing, now called “tronc”. What... Read more »
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Finding Joy In Second Chances

Someone just challenged me: Write about something in your life that you’d like a second chance at. Then hit “publish” within an hour. No matter what. What a pal. I don’t know about you, but it’s hard to think of only one thing I’d like to do over. Frankly, I don’t know where to start. There are... Read more »

Gene Wilder Set An Emotional Anchor For My Life

This is the first post I’ve written in almost a year, about a man I never met, born in the same city as me (Milwaukee), who now happens to be dead. That man is American actor Gene Wilder. Wilder died on August 29th, 2016. Here is the statement issued from his nephew: It is with... Read more »

Living Life Without Hitting Delete

Living Life Without Hitting Delete
GOD I hate when I constantly hit the delete key. Lately, I’ve been doing it all the time and it’s made me cranky. Therefore, here’s a post written completely from the heart — I’m FORCING myself NOT to use the delete key. Just try it, Weisenheimer. It’s not as easy as it seems. So, WHY... Read more »
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How Do I Find My Passion? Advice On Finding It And Keeping It Strong

How Do I Find My Passion? Advice On Finding It And Keeping It Strong
When I set out to write a children’s novel seven years ago at the age of 40, I didn’t know a thing about the craft. I’d kept journals in my youth and written more than my fair share of thank you notes and emails and logs of vacations to help recall details, but my desire... Read more »

7 Things I Know About Writing

7 Things I Know About Writing
I just met a lovely woman who says she’s considering starting a blog. She’s not sure exactly what she wants to write about, but she knows she wants a place to sort of “put” her thoughts on all sorts of things. “But,” she said, “who’d even want to read it?” While I reminded her there... Read more »

Finding Your Voice As A Writer

Throughout my life, I’ve been told to “keep writing” because I have a strong voice. But for the longest time, I didn’t know what that meant. Does a strong voice mean “bossy”? (My immediate family members are nodding yes right now.) Does a strong voice mean “direct”? (My friends and colleagues will surely say I’ve... Read more »
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Clean Up After Yourselves! One Mom's Perspective On Feeling Invisible.

Clean Up After Yourselves! One Mom's Perspective On Feeling Invisible.
11/21/14 My dear Invisible Mamas, you’ve inspired a movement. Thanks to your viral response to this post, we’re sharing the pain and preventing house fires everywhere. Like the Invisible Mamas Facebook page to share your own most invisible moments through stories, photos, videos and podcasts. Original Post from 11/19/14 (Disclaimer for the haters: Yes, it... Read more »
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