Archive for July 2017

Nancy Drew... Who Knew?

I accepted the following writing challenge from our ChicagoNow editor:  What fictional character (or characters) would you most like to spend time with and what would you do together? Well, Nancy Drew immediately popped into my head.  I’m sure my classmates from Sutherland School will nod their heads in agreement, as I always dragged around... Read more »

Ain’t No Dunkin’ Donuts This Side of Da Mississippi – But Oh! the Joys of Visiting Iowa

Food Series 2017 There ain’t no Dunkin’ Donuts on this side of the Mississippi. That isn’t a true statement — internet research revealed that DD indeed does have locations west of Illinois. But it’s easy to overlook the lack of $1 iced coffee specials and instead find first-class museums, wineries, delicious Midwestern fare, and friendly... Read more »

How A Piano In the Park Helped Save A Life

Another Short Story From Food Series 2017… Lunch in the Park The other day I took a walk at Noon to find a quiet spot to eat my lunch. I ended up at Washington Square Park, across the street from the Newberry Library at Clark and Walton streets. It’s a picturesque setting boasting a large... Read more »

Chicago Is Pretty In Pink

Positive Determination At 5:00 a.m. in early March, before the sun was up, Nancy headed to the gym to begin her 2 miles on the treadmill.  These were just the first couple miles in an average of 8-10 miles she logged each day.  She was training for the 2017 Avon 39 – The Walk to... Read more »

This Is Why It Pays to Wear Glasses

There Are Advantages of Being Near-Sighted Many of us have trouble seeing things far away – a/k/a nearsightedness.  Thank goodness we have corrective (and sometimes glamorous) eyewear to correct our vision.  I can’t imagine going through life without being able to clearly see this awesome world of ours. But it’s not always easy wearing glasses: ... Read more »