Category: Writing

Happy New Year! I've moved my writing to

Happy New Year, everyone! Thank you for reading and following my writing all these years on ChicagoNow. It’s been an honor to build such a loyal following, one that I never expected to have. After months of handwringing, I’ve decided to move my writing energy to Please consider checking it out and letting me know what... Read more »

Turkey Bacon: A Taste Of What It's Like When You Can't Do It All. Day 18 of 365

Ever have those times you wonder how it will all get done? I’m feeling that way right now. Big time. This feeling usually hits particularly hard in May, when it seems there’s SO much to do — and not enough time to do it. When my kids were little, the spring and early summer activities seemed to converge on the family calendar all... Read more »

Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Day 10 of 365

Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Day 10 of 365
Okay, so this is pretty awkward. I’m trying to decide whether to keep my blog here on ChicagoNow, or to jump ship altogether and blog exclusively on my personal website, I’ve been blogging here on ChicagoNow since 2012. Prior to that, I’d blogged on a WordPress site, figuring out how to be an author while writing about... Read more »

On Becoming A Biographer. Day 7 of 365

For those of you who don’t know, I’m writing a biography about two people who are no longer alive. Though I can’t yet discuss who they are (I will, soon!), I can say it’s been a fascinating journey, researching these remarkable people and immersing myself in their history. I really look forward to sharing the project with you. Writing a biography has... Read more »

On Turning 50 And Starting A Tiny Little Something. Day 1 of 365

Okay, so I just turned 50 today, and I’ve decided to do something I’ve never done before. I’m going to blog every day for a solid year. Never have I done something like this — blogging with regularity? wait…who me? — but the timing, for some reason, feels absolutely right. I’m typically a blog-when-I-feel-like-it kind of writer, inspired by topics that move... Read more »

Moving On After A Classy Cyber Bully Rips My "MeToo" Post

This week I was cyber bullied on Facebook. It happened in the comments section under my latest post, inspired by the #metoo social media movement — an effort started in 1996 by Tarana Burke to foster understanding and compassion for victims of sexual assault. As Burke recently told CNN, “When you experience trauma and meet other people that have a... Read more »

Bloggin' When I Got Nothin'. Using Writing As A Release.

I woke up this morning with the deepest desire to blog. And yet… I have nothing. Nothing certain to write about. No organized thoughts on any one topic. No plan. No roadmap. Nothing that screams, “Write me!” What I do have, it seems, is controlled chaos in my life right now, simmering always under the... Read more »

On Survival And What It Takes To Weather The Storms

On Survival And What It Takes To Weather The Storms
About a year ago, I thought my life was as bad as it could possibly be. Then things got worse. So much worse. Survival, at times, seemed somewhat elusive. Fast forward. Things are so much better now, thank God. And while the details are private and irrelevant here, my feelings, as always, are fair game for my posts. As a writer, I’ve... Read more »

Evanston journalist Seidenberg pulled from 30-year beat on eve of election cycle

Evanston journalist Seidenberg pulled from 30-year beat on eve of election cycle
Evanston’s Bob Seidenberg is a 64 year-old, 30-year veteran reporter for The Evanston Review. Been with the paper since the mid-80s, soon after graduating from Northwestern. Began his journalism career with the Pioneer Press. Witnessed the paper’s ownership change hands from Time Inc. to Marshall Field’s to The Sun Times to Tribune Publishing, now called “tronc”. What... Read more »

Finding Joy In Second Chances

Someone just challenged me: Write about something in your life that you’d like a second chance at. Then hit “publish” within an hour. No matter what. What a pal. I don’t know about you, but it’s hard to think of only one thing I’d like to do over. Frankly, I don’t know where to start. There are... Read more »
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    I tend to cover life's ups and downs. I don't shy away from the tougher, more emotional stories. While I'm always willing to voice an opinion, it sometimes contradicts my innate desire to please everyone at all times. Such is this crazy life, I suppose. Ultimately, I search for meaning in the human experience, and openly share how I (try to) keep my head above water. Thanks so much for dropping by. I really appreciate hearing your thoughts.

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