Archive for September 2015

My teenage BFF

*This post was written during ChicagoNow’s Blogapalooz-Hour for September 2015. During Blogapalooz we are given a prompt and we have one hour to post. This is today’s prompt: “Write about a friend or acquaintance from your childhood with whom you’ve lost touch” We met in freshman year of high school. I was the new girl... Read more »

My gut reaction to Children of a Lesser god

  The first time I heard about Children of a Lesser god was in the lyrics of a song by a very popular Spanish band from the 80s, Mecano. It was 1991 and their hit song “No hay marcha en Nueva York” was all over the place, with the lyrics “Como en Hijos de un... Read more »

And, bam! Just like that I turned into a soccer mom

I never wanted to be a soccer mom. It was never in my plans. It was never part of my ideal of motherhood. Poetry and storytelling? Yes. Museums? Sure. Discovering bugs in the park? Checked. So were baking cookies, putting Legos together and doing homework together. Soccer? Not so much. I don’t live in the... Read more »