Archive for April 2018

Living with Lupus: I still try to have a smiling face

Living with Lupus: I still try to have a smiling face
My friend and co-worker, Lindsey, is walking May 6th to raise money for Lupus. Please take a moment to read my interview about her story with the illness and her struggle to get a diagnosis and treatment. You can donate here as well by clicking this link: Illinois Lupus walk: Lindsey When were you diagnosed... Read more »

Book Review: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

Book Review: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
A couple of weeks ago, I could not put the book The Other Einstein down, and I am still thinking about it. While looking into the author Marie Benedict, I even found out that it was published by the Chicagoland Publisher Source Books. Favorite line: “…while the first step is the hardest, the second isn’t... Read more »

What keeps you up at night?

What keeps you up at night?
There are only two things that can keep me up at night. One is a good book. As I finish each chapter, I promise myself that I will put the book down and go to sleep after just one more chapter. That one chapter becomes two and then three. The last book I read, The... Read more »
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I love telling a story

I love telling a story
Why be part of an author fair? This was the third author fair that I have participated in. At the first one, we were each given 3-5 minutes to speak to give our elevator speech, essentially our sales pitch of why someone should buy our book. In all, I have only sold maybe six total books... Read more »

Is ignorance bliss? An interview to read.

Is ignorance bliss? An interview to read.
My daughter, Sydney, went on her first service trip during her senior year of high school. She continued with four more  trips in college. Some day I will follow in her footsteps and go on one. For now though, I am living vicariously through her experience. I hope that you enjoy reading about it too.... Read more »

Experiencing “Art in Bloom”

Experiencing “Art in Bloom”
Even though it was rainy and cold, I was able celebrate spring at the Milwaukee Art Museum today. My daughter’s sorority had a Mom’s day Event exploring the Art in Bloom Exhibit. I have been to many art museums and gardens, but this exhibit was simply amazing. We received a pamphlet with a list of the... Read more »
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Movie Review: Ready Player One (No spoilers)

Although I did play my share when I was young, I haven’t played a video game in a long time. I do understand the attraction of playing them, however I escape real life through books and movies. Here is my spoiler free review of Ready Player One, the movie I saw today and the book... Read more »