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Taking a Break Is Okay (Regardless of What Everyone Tells You)

I have returned from a writing hiatus and I feel pretty good. Everyone was wondering what the hell happened to me and why I just stopped. The truth is: Life had sort of burnt me out. I was literally doing everything for everyone else that I forgot how to do things for ME. The realization... Read more »

A Meatless 20 Days: Facing Reality

Today marks 20 days of not eating meat and I am at a crossroads. The challenge was initially set for 22 days as I’ve heard that it takes about that long to break a bad habit. During this time, I became a pescatarian, or someone who eats fish but no other forms of meat. The... Read more »

I'm Giving Up Meat, Not Becoming a Suicide Bomber: Cut Me Some Slack

January 1st, I decided to give vegetarianism a try.   Some years ago, for about a 14 months, I gave up meat cold tofu.  I was incredibly thin but not necessarily healthy as I really didn’t do it the right way.  I ate a lot of grilled cheese sandwiches and just other variations of crap... Read more »

My New Years Resolutions-Edited Many Times Over

#5. Less Time For B.S. No longer will I waste my time with people that are doing nothing for me. Sounds selfish, but I like being selfish. #4. Eat Less Meat…Or None. A long time ago, I went a whole year without eating meat. Sounds like hell, right? WRONG! I felt absolutely awesome..my hair grew... Read more »

Megyn Kelly, White Santa & Surfer Jesus

The media has been ablaze with remarks regarding the comments of Megyn Kelly from her Fox show. According to her, Santa and Jesus are white. She has declared it so it shall be. Really… If we’re talking about good ole St. Nick from Greece…he was probably not as white as Megyn Kelly assumes him to... Read more »

10 Reasons To See "The Family" At The Movies This Week

10 Reasons To See "The Family" At The Movies This Week
If there is anything you need to know about me, you should know this: 1. I love the movies but enjoy them more at a cheaper price. 2. I love seeing any movies in which Robert De Niro has a key role. I took in “The Family” at the Icon Theater on Roosevelt.  Icon is... Read more »

Life In It's Rarest Form: Thursday Wisdom

In retrospect, I realize life was never as complicated as I made it seem. I put stress on myself and raced to meet the end of some stupid deadline. My entire days, all 24 hours of them, would be filled with work and heavy thoughts. My relationships were worthless as I bided my time with... Read more »

Common Sense Isn't Always So Common: URBAN SENSE

We’ve all come across people in our lives who seem to have no clue about the world around them. It can become frustrating when it is a family member or a close friend who has missed the mental “bus”. Living in an urban setting, like Chicago, one must apply another layer of common sense to... Read more »

Catholic School Girl Humor: The Day I Cursed For The First Time

For those of you that don’t know me: I grew up in Joliet, Illinois and went to St. Joseph’s Catholic School. St. Joe’s is a Slovenian parish with a great education and less than three blocks away from my house as a kid. As for my sister and I, my mom raised us Catholic and... Read more »

The Thing About Father's Day When Your Father Is Gone

I always loved spending Father’s Day with my dad. My dad was a comical guy who had a way with words. My sister, mom and I would pull out all of the stops to be sure Father’s Day was special because he did all he could to make us feel special all year round. Although... Read more »