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YOU by Caroline Kepnes: the sequel, HIDDEN BODIES is coming out in February and damn, it's so good

YOU by Caroline Kepnes: the sequel, HIDDEN BODIES is coming out in February and damn, it's so good
Often times books and films have sequels that never seem to live up to the original. When I first read the thriller “YOU”, by Caroline Kepnes I could not imagine that anything could be better. It hit all the notes and buttons of being the kind of book that would become a bestseller. So, how... Read more »

Aging: The good, the bad and the ugly

Aging: The good, the bad and the ugly
As I was writing this blog, I was on an airplane at 30,000 feet. I was on it for nearly 10 hours and could actually feel my skin drying from the altitude and lousy air circulation. I see now that I added a few new lines to my collection. When we landed and I stood... Read more »

"YOU" by Caroline Kepnes: why it's the best book I've read in years and why you should read it too

"YOU" by Caroline Kepnes: why it's the best book I've read in years and why you should read it too
I’m not typically a book reviewer, I just read something and move on to the next. I do read book reviews however and it was in People Magazine that I came across one of their “picks”.  They recommended a book called “You”, by debut author Caroline Kepnes. They referred to it as chilling. That’s all... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Choosing hope: when the s#*@t just doesn't stop hitting the fan

Choosing hope: when the s#*@t just doesn't stop hitting the fan
Hope. “To want something to happen or be true and think that it could happen or be true”. Webster’s definition. “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies”. Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption. Hope, hope, hope. I live for it. I hold onto it as though it is... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »