Archive for May 2018

Sage Advice For My 16-Year-Old Self

This post is one of the winners of ChicagoNow’s Best Posts May 2018. We wrap up this month of May with a few words… ChicagoNow’s Blogalooz-Hour was presented to us last night.  The topic: “What are three pieces of advice you would give to your 16 year old self?” I mulled this question over and... Read more »

10 Ways To Be Happy

I hate it when things go wrong.   Or sometimes I’m just plain crabby. And it’s those times when I need to look at what’s good and remember the things that make me happy.  I’m taking a cue from fellow writer Judy Marcus and wrote down items that are adding to my Wow! factor.  Her article —... Read more »


How well do we truly listen to one another each and every day?  We make good efforts to give our undivided attention to friends, family, co-workers and others we run into day in and day out. A [very] brief example: Me: “What time is the concert?” Him: “Yes.” Yes? Yes what? REMEMBER TO BREATHE… I... Read more »