Archive for February 2016

My trips with my lifetime friends: what I hope will never end

I’m never going to give this up. Every other year, I go on a trip with the friends I’ve known the longest and the best. We started being something on my fifteenth birthday when they threw a surprise birthday party for me after a humiliating social defeat – not getting invited into a high school... Read more »

Life is like an airplane ride: a chance encounter with joy

There were clouds all the way when I flew into Chicago yesterday. Nothing to see outside, but as it turned out, there was plenty going on inside the plane – fear, relief, compassion, excitement, and some remembered sorrow. Like any flight I suppose, but usually you don’t know about it. My seatmate was already there... Read more »

Grieving through action and remembering: Donna Day 2016

Today is Donna Day, the annual effort to raise funds for pediatric cancer in memory of the young daughter of one of my fellow bloggers here at ChicagoNow Mary Tyler Mom. She is tireless in her pursuit of her goal to save other families from the experience their family endured. You can learn more about... Read more »

Are the Bears turning into the Cubs? A meditation on the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is a pretty good metaphor for life: There is good and bad; somebody gets to win today and somebody’s got to lose; but there are snacks. 5 good things: Commercials we have a different relationship with compared to the entire rest of the year. We cheer for the underdog, like the company... Read more »