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Meditation 101. How To Begin Without Feeling Totally Stupid.

About two years ago, I was pushing through days, feeling emotionally drained, when a dear friend invited me to join a group meditation. I had no idea what that even meant, but it sounded like something other people did, so I declined. A couple of months later, she invited me again. “What do you even do there?” I... Read more »

2014 Race To Mackinac

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The annual Race to Mackinac (pronounced MAC-in-awe) is sailing’s Freshwater Marathon, and this year’s 106th race marks my husband’s 4th. Twenty-six summers ago, when Mike and I were interns in Chicago riding the METRA to and from our respective parents’ homes, he confided a dream. “Before I die,” he’d said, “I want to crew on... Read more »

Suburban Mom's Meaty Interview With Chicago Writer Samantha Irby

Suburban Mom's Meaty Interview With Chicago Writer Samantha Irby
[This column originally appeared — with profanity edited by its author for any sensitive, suburban eyes — on Patch.com in Evanston, Illinois.] I have a confession. I might have engaged in a bit of stalker behavior while trying to land an interview (below) with Samantha Irby. Before I ever knew she was a Chicago performer,... Read more »
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My week of boobs

I wish my Nana were still here to make me laugh at the week I’ve had so far. My grandmother, Edna Jane Farmer, often said, “Oh Christine! You are so earthy!” In mock horror, she’d clutch her chest and roll her eyes whenever I uttered my honest-yet-scratch-the-surface-off-her-pearls opinions on life —  and it happened a... Read more »

Strictly Sail Chicago Blows Into The Windy City January 24-27

Strictly Sail Chicago Blows Into The Windy City January 24-27
Midwest sailors know about Strictly Sail Chicago. For four days this January 24-27, Navy Pier becomes a sailor’s escape from the cold, dry-dock life we’re forced to live the greater part of a year. Walk into Strictly Sail Chicago and you’re immediately surrounded by every like-minded (or wannabe) lover of wind and water, whether it’s... Read more »

My Beautiful Lake Michigan

Sleeping Bear Dunes Nat'l Park near Traverse City, Michigan
I grew up in the land-locked, northwest suburbs of Chicago, then married a sailor. During our 21-year marriage, we’ve shared breathtaking sunsets, downpours and rainbows — always on or near this greatest of lakes: Lake Michigan. Michael asked me to marry him on Oak Street Beach in Chicago, and each of our three children were... Read more »
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    I tend to cover life's ups and downs. I don't shy away from the tougher, more emotional stories. While I'm always willing to voice an opinion, it sometimes contradicts my innate desire to please everyone at all times. Such is this crazy life, I suppose. Ultimately, I search for meaning in the human experience, and openly share how I (try to) keep my head above water. Thanks so much for dropping by. I really appreciate hearing your thoughts.

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