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Five years ago today, my sister Lib had to cancel her annual St. Patrick’s Day party. Our hometown always has a big parade, and her apartment is right on the parade route, the perfect location for viewing and celebrating. She … Continue reading
Two women slid into the pew directly in front of me as the church service started. The younger led her mother by the hand. The tiny, elderly woman was a bit unsteady on her feet, but her eyes were bright … Continue reading
Me: “I just got back from a trip to London with my daughters.” Her: “How I envy you – I love London! The art, the architecture, the history…what did you like best?” Me: “Oh, jeez, it’s hard to pick…” Her: … Continue reading
Nothing makes a parent’s heart melt quite like their baby’s first, tottering steps into the safety of their loving arms. Enjoy those moments because as soon as your kids master walking, they start to run – away from you. When … Continue reading
This post was my Father’s Day gift to my Dad two years ago. It had the honor of being Freshly Pressed and remains one of my (and my readers’) favorites. I love you, Dad!
The athletes are trained. The spectators have their cheers down pat. There isn’t a pink t-shirt left to be had in the Windy City. We’re ready… for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer: Chicago! It happens this weekend, June 1-2. … Continue reading
I have my mother’s hands. That’s not something I’ve ever taken as a compliment – no offense, Mom. Our hands are broad and short-fingered. A network of lines criss-crosses both palm and back. The adjectives “sturdy” and “capable” come to mind when … Continue reading
TV is full of experts who are eager to explain why we eat too much (or too little). What I want to know is why do we eat the specific foods we eat? Especially when that food tastes like slugs … Continue reading