Life after cancer: tis the spring of my recovery

Life after cancer: tis the spring of my recovery
Ahhh spring. A warm breeze, a shining sun. A newly grown bunch of daffodils all yellow and bright. Lovely. It’s exciting to finally experience some nice weather after such a long, cold and awful winter. It’s particularly exciting when that winter was spent dealing with treatments, hair loss and surgeries. Ahhhh, spring. And now, life... Read more »

Passover 2014: from childhood to now, a tradition I can't live without

Passover 2014: from childhood to now, a tradition I can't live without
Think “Fiddler on The Roof”: Tradition!! This word is defined as “the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way.” My life has been defined by the traditions that have been ingrained in me as far back as I can remember and I wouldn’t... Read more »

The Apple Genius Bar: they really are geniuses, really

The Apple Genius Bar: they really are geniuses, really
Ahh, once upon a time there was a dial phone. It was connected to this archaic thing called a land line. And on that land line there were no fancy features, no clouds, no synching, no back ups, nothing. You answered and you placed calls, that’s it. You didn’t take pictures with it. You didn’t... Read more »
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Cubs opening day: Just once I'd like to have reason to hope

Cubs opening day: Just once I'd like to have reason to hope
Once upon a time and a very long time ago it was, I had hope. Oh sure, I have hope for many things – for Bravo to have a Real Housewives of Chicago, for Tim Gunn to seek me out for Project Runway; things like that. But for many years now, I have to admit... Read more »

Kim Kardashian and Miley Cyrus: Fashion choices gone wrong, so wrong

Once upon a time in Hollywood we had beautiful women that exemplified class and style. Think: Katherine Hepburn. Grace Kelly. Rita Hayworth. Lauren Bacall. Icons that set the standards for fashion trends and beauty. And then there is today. After I nearly gouged my eyes out at the sight of what “fashion” in Hollywood has... Read more »

The Malaysia Flight 370 mystery: why do we immediately believe it's an act of violence?

The Malaysia Flight 370 mystery: why do we immediately believe it's an act of violence?
On March 8, Malaysia Flight 370 took off from Kuala Lumpur at 12.40am, destination Beijing. Since that time the flight has seemed to disappear from the face of the Earth. Theories and speculation as to what happened have been rampantly running through the internet, conversations and news. Since the first day when the plane lost... Read more »
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The Bachelor Juan Pablo: is he really a jerk or just an honest guy?

The Bachelor Juan Pablo: is he really a jerk or just an honest guy?
So now, the end is here and so we’ve faced the final curtain….Yes folks, for all of us who have endured what was not the most dramatic season of The Bachelor but the most annoying by far, it is over. The whole season was based on announcements of “the most shocking”, “the first time ever”... Read more »

Breast reconstruction, surgeries and the never ending stream of scars: enough already!

Breast reconstruction, surgeries and the never ending stream of scars: enough already!
Dear God, Hi. How ya doing? Good but super busy? I can only imagine. I know you have lots on your plate and that my request is maybe not high on your priority list but one can hope. Right? Can’t I? Hope is what this little journey  of mine has been all about. Tomorrow big... Read more »

The Oscars: My favorite all timers that may or may not have won a golden statue

The Oscars: My favorite all timers that may or may not have won a golden statue
Every year the world gears up for The Oscars. Hollywood’s best of the best. I don’t always agree with the Academy on their choices and I’ll be curious to see how things fare this evening. This year of movies was more about individual performances instead of actual films. I didn’t love the ones I saw,... Read more »
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Fear: The one thing I will not allow to take over my life, hard as it has been

Fear: The one thing I will not allow to take over my life, hard as it has been
Every month Chicagonow has what is called a “Blogapalooza”. We are given a topic and we have one hour to write about it. This month’s topic: ”Write about fear, or lack thereof, and the role it has played in any aspect of your life.”  What a perfect subject for me. In his first inaugural address President... Read more »