Yesterday, When I was Young

Yesterday when I was young The taste of life was sweet as rain upon my tongue. I teased at life as if it were a foolish game, The way the evening breeze may tease a candle flame. The thousand dreams I dreamed, the splendid things I planned I’d always built to last on weak and... Read more »

Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity

There aren’t things that are too much better than coming home from the grocery store with a fresh fruit haul.  It is one of the things that brings a smile to my face and puts a song in my heart.  I love a fresh fruit hall in the summer as much as I love fresh baked... Read more »

Chicago Matchmaker Festival 2015

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This is the very first Matchmaker Festival that will be held in the U.S.A. and it is a very exciting event!  For the past 150 years, the only Matchmaker Festival the world has ever known has been held in a small Irish town called Lisdoonvarna, Ireland.  This year, a group of Matchmakers from around the... Read more »

Tiptoe thru the Tulips

Tiptoe through the window By the window, that is where I’ll be Come tiptoe through the tulips with me Oh, tiptoe from the garden By the garden of the willow tree And tiptoe through the tulips with me Knee deep in flowers we’ll stray We’ll keep the showers away And if I kiss you in... Read more »

Shake Your Cinco de Mayo-Maker!

Happy Cinco de Mayo! I am going to be honest with you.  I was raised in a small town south of Kankakee.  I never ate a bite of Chinese food until after I graduated High School, and the only Mexican food I was ever exposed to came from Taco Bell or Taco Johns.  It wasn’t... Read more »

The Joy of having a Dog

No one is more surprised than I am that I am a “Dog Person.”    When I was looking at getting a dog, I always wanted a regal Great Dane.  That was the epitome of a dog to me.  I met two Great Danes in my life and both times I was just fascinated by their... Read more »

Gwyneth Paltrow and Rotten Tomatoes

I had an epiphany yesterday.  One of those “WOW” moments that happens when you are walking home from the grocery store, and a woman walks by you carrying two very large bags from Neiman Marcus.  She was a petite woman, with short, gray hair, dressed all in black from head to toe.  She was carrying... Read more »

An Ode to Mike Royko

“It’s been my policy to view the Internet not as an ‘information highway’, but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies.” ~Mike Royko It is an irony isn’t it?  One of my idols, one of the best Pulitzer Prize winners of all time didn’t think much of the internet.  Yet, as I write my... Read more »