Archive for June 2019

Six Reasons I Love My Garden

It seems that once every summer, Pizza For Breakfast posts a “List” of special or particular items.  You can find those posts here and here. I’ve heard that sometimes writers have been discouraged to include “lists” in their writing.  However, thanks to our ChicagoNow managers… well, anything goes.  According to them, no topic is off limits. And... Read more »

Rainy Day Grumbling

TODAY: DRY AND MILD, the forecast said at the bottom of the TV. Except maybe it was TOMORROW’s weather — after all, I wasn’t wearing my glasses. I opened the door to the garage, ready to run.  But what did I see? RAIN. RAIN. Did I mention RAIN? And so I mumbled, and grumbled and... Read more »

Dad's Toolbox

DAD’S TOOLBOX Throughout my life, my dad and I always seemed to be missing a connection.  There was a missing link, or two.  Or three.  It was difficult to tell sometimes, since we didn’t have many Kodak moments together.  Instead, many of our photos consisted of we three kids making surly faces while Dad did... Read more »


You may find this odd, but I have a special kitchen cabinet at home.  Yes, I use it to store some of my favorite things. And I don’t allow anyone else in there.   It holds all my goodies. “What makes it so special?” Ahh, so glad you asked. THIS IS WHERE THE IMPORTANT ITEMS ARE KEPT... Read more »

How's Your Morning Commute Going?

This Post is one of the winners of ChicagoNow’s Best Posts for June 2019.  Enjoy. How’s Your Day Going? I sat on the Metra train this morning, trying to conjure up a writing idea for another blog post. What to write; what to write. I thought back to 2017, when I met a topic challenge... Read more »