Tag: #humans

What are you doing for fun?

What are you doing for fun?
A hobby is defined as an activity done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure, so what are you doing during this social isolation for fun? I have off work until Tuesday, so I know I will spend time on social media, reading, and watching TV, but I also want to feel good, have fun... Read more »

Please don't lose hope

Please don't lose hope
  I read this quote, “Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” So many people I know have been laid off, and are not sure when they will be back to work. A friend of mine lost her brother-in-law to COVID-19. People are scared; people are sad. People I know say they are drinking every day... Read more »

Where can you find the good today?

Where can you find the good today?
I know things feel scary and people are worried. I am too. I followed the guidelines and precautions and stayed home all weekend except for a 20-minute walk today and felt the weight of the news and social media posts with each step. As I walked though I noticed the sun was shining and the... Read more »
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“A good friend is a connection to life”

As I look at this picture with my two childhood best friends, I wonder where the time has gone. How has forty years really flown by in just an instant? I try to remember when the last time that I saw either of them was, and I realize that don’t I know much about their... Read more »

Let's Talk About Words Group

Let's Talk About Words Group
I started a group on Facebook today about words. If you enjoy books, music, movies, TV, podcasts and more, please join this group and let’s talk about it.  Let’s Talk About Words Group. As I say in the description for this group, I love words. I am touched by any that tell a story or... Read more »

Where is the weirdest place you exercised?

Where is the weirdest place you exercised?
The snow was not supposed to start until later today, so I thought that I would have plenty of time after work. It came early so as I finished working at 4pm, I headed outside to get my steps in. I had decided that I needed to make getting healthy a goal this year. I... Read more »
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250 posts of connection

250 posts of connection
I have written 250 posts for ChicagoNow since I started in September of 2016. Although there have been changes with this platform, I am grateful for the outreach to share my voice and thoughts. There have been months that I wrote a couple of articles a week, and other times when I barely wrote two.... Read more »

What is the #DecadeChallenge?

What is the #DecadeChallenge?
So many people are posting photos from the end of 2009 and now in 2019 for the #DecadeChallenge. Last month, I joined in also posting a fun picture of my mom, my sister and I together; however, I have been thinking about it ever since. What was I doing and where was I ten years... Read more »

Are you Living Red?

The following is a short excerpt from my book Living Red, a young adult fiction about the importance of trusting your intuition. Peyton is an inquisitive young woman searching for truth in a world far in the future. While struggling with the secrets her grandmother is sharing with her about life before and after the war, she... Read more »
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Do socks bring you joy?

Do socks bring you joy?
Some friends of mine are collecting socks for their Annual Sock Drive to donate to the Open Arms Food Pantry in Antioch, Illinois. I donated last year, and then this year my friends, Joao and Mark, and I pooled our money to go in together to buy some. Our $60 didn’t really go very far, but... Read more »