9/11 and the new World Trade Center: turning tragedy into triumph

9/11 and the new World Trade Center: turning tragedy into triumph
Each year since 9/11/2001 I have only reflected on the tragedy of that day. I imagine many people spent time today remembering where they were, watching news coverage all over again. In prior years I did the same. Today I felt different. I spent some time focusing on the rebuilding of the World Trade Center,... Read more »

Orange is The New Black: binge watching a series is bad for your health (not really)

Orange is The New Black: binge watching a series is bad for your health (not really)
So, I’ve been away for awhile. I’ve been binging. Not on food, not on alcohol. Not on cigarettes or any other form of stimulants. I’ve been binging on netflix. Having been through some rough times as of late I was looking for something to numb my mind. Rumor had it that the netflix series, “Orange... Read more »

Crummy jobs: An idiot! Really?

Hope you have a great Labor Day! Today a group of us are writing about crummy jobs we have had in the past (or present!) and I had quite a few to pick from. This however, wins the prize.  Winter 1979. I’ve graduated from a two year Fashion Design and Merchandising program from Harper College.... Read more »
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U-Haul: to use or not to use, not even a question!

Dear U-Haul: I never knew that there was a website devoted entirely to the fact that you completely and totally suck. Yes, it’s true. www.uhaulsucks.com. A. Whole. Entire. Website. It takes a lot of awful shit going down for that to happen. You see U Haul, you should be called U Fail. Or maybe it’s... Read more »

On being an adult orphan: closing a chapter in my life

It’s been a rough couple of weeks. My father passed away. We buried him on the 5th. We emptied his apartment yesterday. Worst thing ever. And now, I face the grim reality that I am an orphan. I don’t care that I am fifty six years old, I just know that I now have no... Read more »

My Father, my friend

My Father, my friend
Early in the morning hours of August 2nd, my father took his last breath. I was not there; I had planned to but God works in mysterious ways and perhaps he did not want me to be there for that. I had decided the night before to wait until morning – the hospice nurse had... Read more »
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Dear Target: I'm finding everything just fine

Dear Target: I'm finding everything just fine
Dear Target: It’s never been a secret how much I love you. If you add up the receipts from my shopping with you, you’ll know just how much. I can rarely leave your store without spending at least a hundred dollars – as a matter of fact one time my bill was exactly that: $100.00... Read more »

Poison Ivy: the devil in disguise

So I’ve been away from the computer for awhile. Been busy scratching. Not too long ago I had written about how bad things had kept happening, how the virtual shit had not stopped hitting the fan. Later that week I was so frustrated I decided that some serious gardening would do the trick; it would... Read more »

Music: one of the greatest loves of my life

Music: one of the greatest loves of my life
As our monthly Chicagonow blogapalooza hour is upon us, we have been called upon to write a love letter to something – not someone. It only took a moment to think of one thing that I love more than most other things in the world – music. So, I give you my ode to the... Read more »
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A normal day, a normal life

Right now I am sitting in a hotel room in Hartford, WI. I’ve been in my PJ’s since 6pm, working and entering orders on my computer from a busy work day. I drove around 175 miles today, listened to the audio CD of “Bossypants” by Tina Fey and went on two sales calls. I wrote... Read more »