Category Archives: Writing

Meet the Author: Jessica Vealitzek talks up her new book, how to write a novel as SAHM and getting published

Tuesday is the big day! It’s the big launch of my friend’s first novel, “The Rooms Are Filled.” It’s a touching story of a young boy who was forced to leave his family farm after his father suddenly dies and … Continue reading

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Storytelling in Portland: I Rocked the Mic Ya’ll!

For those who have followed my blog for awhile already know that I love storytelling. Before we left Chicago, I was trying to immerse myself into the storytelling community and in Portland I’m trying to do the same. Saturday night … Continue reading

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A Night At The Moth in Portland

I knew that my night at The Moth was going to be an extra good one when the woman in the seat next to mine sternly warned me not to spill her scotch. I assured her I did not condone … Continue reading

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BlogHer announces Voices of The Year for 2013

I’ve got big news. No not pregnant. But it’s equally miraculous. A couple months ago I submitted some of my blog posts for BlogHer’s Voices of The Year. For my friends who aren’t really into blogging, but thankfully read mine, … Continue reading

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Just Write: Bad sax in the suburbs

I am sitting here in front of Potbellys in the suburbs because it’s a nice day and I want to write outside. Admittedly, it’s not an inspiring atmosphere because I’m at a café table on a sidewalk next to a … Continue reading

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Storytelling in Chicago: I’m kinda liking this whole stage thing

Driving down the Kennedy Expressway  at a whopping 13 miles an hour, I was white-knuckeling it. It wasn’t that I was running late (surprised?) or that I needed to take a whiz. It was that I was going to tell … Continue reading

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Now That’s A First ….

*Since some of my readers had a hard time accessing my first storytelling piece. Here it is in its entirety. Everyone remembers where they were that day. You know the day. THAT day. People were at work, getting ready for … Continue reading

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My New Obsession, Part II: They Gave Me A Mic

We all know that I’ve got a new drug. I wish it were exercise, but whatevs. It’s something even better. In my previous post, I told you how I stumbled onto the craft of storytelling. Hearing people on stage telling … Continue reading

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My New Obsession (Don’t Worry, It’s A Healthy One) Part I

I’ve got a new obsession. It’s storytelling. It’s not the stories I cover as a journalist, this my friends is much different. It’s part of an old/new genre that’s growing in Chicago where people gather to hear true stories about … Continue reading

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A Snapshot from This Woman Trying To Juggle It All

So I, along with millions others, have read Ann-Marie Slaughter’s piece in the Atlantic entitled “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.” I’m not going to pontificate on whether indeed we can have it all. (That hearty exchange is on … Continue reading

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