Archive for February 2014

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 »

Donna Day 2014: Raising funds for pediatric cancer in honor of a very special girl

Donna Day 2014: Raising funds for pediatric cancer in honor of a very special girl
Back in 2011, the first year I started blogging for Chicagonow, I met Donna. I did not meet the in the flesh Donna, I met her through her Mother’s (Mary Tyler Mom of Chicagonow)  blog series. A thirty day chronicle of her extraordinary journey with pediatric cancer. A journey that ended in the worst possible way,... Read more »

Love thy mother: you will regret it if you didn't when she is gone

Love thy mother: you will regret it if you didn't when she is gone
Love thy mother. It’s written in the bible, the Ten Commandments and in all forms of religion. She brought you into the world. It’s been five years today since my mother passed away. It doesn’t seem to get any easier as I still, at times, reach for my phone to call her, only to remember... Read more »
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The Breakfast Club: Why it's more relevant than ever

The Breakfast Club: Why it's more relevant than ever
Shermer High School, Shermer, Illinois. A Brain. An athlete. A Basket Case. A Princess and a Criminal. Almost 30 years ago a group of teens gathered for a Saturday detention. What transpired in that detention changed not the lives of the characters alone, but mine as well. The fact that they gathered at MY HIGH... Read more »

Ghosts and other such things: do you believe in them? Am I crazy?

Ghosts and other such things: do you believe in them? Am I crazy?
In the midst of a trade show in the Motor City, I felt very achy after setting up on Friday. I went to the hotel gift shop to buy a completely overpriced packet of Advil. Yes overpriced, $2.69 for two pills. But I digress. Roughly an hour later I went to take the pills. I... Read more »

Chicago: Why I live here and why I stay

Chicago: Why I live here and why I stay
I was born in 1957 at Wesley Memorial Hospital in Chicago. My parents lived on the West Side, then moved to West Rogers Park at Devon and Sacramento when I was a toddler. In 1963 we moved to Niles; in 1976 to Northbrook and then I made my way around the suburbs on my own.... Read more »
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