We Walk the Same Line

I rarely buy complete albums in this day of iTunes and digital music. But, I’ve been waiting YEARS for an album to be available via iTunes (and incredibly lazy for not just buying the CD that sat on my Amazon wish list since 2002). I got the cassette of “Amplified Heart” when I worked at…

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Blizzard

Growing up in the Midwest, there comes a time during a blizzard when you realize you’ve prepped all you can, you stop caring how/when you’ll be able to get out of your abode, and you just enjoy life slowing down a bit. The City of Chicago is all but shut down. Most people I know…

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I've Always Been a Jetson Wannabe

I start the day when my iPhone 4’s harp plays angelically in more of a “reassure” tone than an “alarm” tone. And unlike my dusty clock/radio, it doesn’t hold it against me when I hit “snooze”. Maybe it’s because I cuddle with it until it’s “really” time to get up. After padding to the kitchen…

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There's Something about Tina

Tina is a buddy of mine who I met back in 1997 while attending training at Second City. I think our friendship fate was sealed on the first day of improv class as he were tangled into a continuous, hand-holding “human knot” and were tasked with unknotting ourselves while not letting go. Shortly thereafter, I…

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January Snow Day

I can’t say I was looking forward to the holidays ending, because of the doldrums that inevitably follow a fun and busy holiday season. But I figure once we burn through January then we have one less month for potential snow. I took the time today to walk outside and appreciate what was a beautiful…

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New Year, New Promises, New Challenges

Another New Year. It’s odd to think the New Millennium (the REAL one) was ten long years ago. Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ into the future, right? I am a Resolutionist! I know many people who pooh-pooh the idea, but I think it’s a marvelous time to mark new beginnings–no matter how well you…

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A Fat Chance

There are fewer things I look forward to than a good work out. Haha. Just kidding. I probably don’t dread anything more than going to the gym. At forty-two I’ve managed to join many, and attend few. It was a good system and it worked for my needs. Until a few years ago when I…

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Next Entry

I knew before starting this blog that I should have stock piled them for years so I’d always have one to post. I’m sure had my brain not known I had a blog, I would have produced several blog-worthy pieces by now. Such as life and the ridiculous way my mind works. I’ve keeping busy…

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Chicago and/or Bust

Though I describe my childhood growing up in a small farming town in Indiana as idyllic, that perspective enjoys the distance of many years and many life experiences since. I was a shy, quite kid who always stuck pretty close to home, and as I entered high school that really didn’t change much. I was…

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In the Shadow of NanoWriMo

I’ve considered participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) many times within the past few years. The “rules” indicate that you shouldn’t start NaNoWriMo with a partially started or completed project, but rather with a bare outline or nothing at all. I had been languishing with a novel I started in 1999 and rather than…

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