Category: Blogapalooza

The Flower Haters

The Flower Haters
  So.  Last night, Chicago Now bloggers participated in the monthly writing challenge called “Blogapalooza.”  The trick is to create a blog post in one hour based on a topic revealed to you at the top of said hour.  At the end of the time, you have to hit the “publish” button NO MATTER WHAT. ... Read more »

Blogapalooza writing assignment: what I love that people misunderstand

Tonight’s Blogapalooza assignment topic is: “Write about something you find beautiful that you feel others may not understand.” ( Just so you know, submitting this unpolished, unfinished piece written on deadline feels like walking out of the house in nothing but my birthday suit.  It takes more guts than I realized to hit that “publish”... Read more »

You’re absolutely right. My landlady wouldn’t like that AT ALL!

You’re absolutely right. My landlady wouldn’t like that AT ALL!
(This post is my answer to the January ChicagoNow Blogapalooz-Hour challenge “Write about a time you told a lie” ) So I had just starting dating this guy about ten years ago.  He was tall and brown with movie star good looks.  His face was not so much formed as sculpted.  He was a smooth... Read more »
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I Chose to Get Off My Island in 2015

I Chose to Get Off My Island in 2015
In 2015, I followed some advice I received from an unlikely source. I chose to get connected. After another financially-traumatic maintenance call to stand-up guy who just happens to be my contractor, I shared with him my frustrations with some of the challenges of being a landlord.  I told him that as hard as I... Read more »