Tag Archives: Chicago

My St. Patrick’s Days Through The Years: Pinches, Green Rivers And Bolo Hats

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! What did you do to celebrate? You know, I haven’t been much of a fan of St. Paddy’s Day. I think it started when I was in elementary school and I wasn’t wearing green for the … Continue reading

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Portland Coffee Shops: Finding A New Place To Call Home

I’m looking for a new writing home. That perfect little nook that inspires creativity and has the comforts of home, but the seats are firm enough to keep me awake when I get too sleepy. It can’t be pretentious, nor … Continue reading

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An American Family in London

Just as England is known for its ubiquitous love of pubs, our family is known for the same thing. And when we went to the UK for Christmas, it was like a match made in Heaven. There’s something special about … Continue reading

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How My Night Went From a Freelance Writing Panel to a Stripping Chipmunk

Walking back to my car in Portland after a freelance writing panel, I could hear the people whooping it up from the sidewalk. I peered through the windowed door to see a coffeehouse with an eclectic crowd applauding a clown. … Continue reading

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Coming Back To Chicago: It’s Time for #BlogHer13

BlogHer, the biggest blogging conference for women is this week in Chicago and I’m going. I’m so stoked because I’ve never been before, but have always heard how it’s the blogging conference of all conferences. I would often read about … Continue reading

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This NPR Nerd Gets Her Chance At Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me

I love NPR. Even before the coffee is brewing in our house, National Public Radio has been turned on. I get to drink in nearly two hours of NPR before my 5 year old wakes and that’s when I have … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Kites at Lincoln Park in Chicago

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Tasty Tuesdays: A Dinner At Chicago’s Pars Cove Persian restaurant

Hubby and I have always been pretty lucky when it comes to our friends. We think they’re amazing people and they are all different on the outside: from born agains to atheists, seven-figure executives to welfare moms, and corn-bred white … 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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Part II: My Road To Audition And The Destination

Earlier I told you about my chance to audition for a new show called Local, USA on Chicago’s WTTW. The program will be shot around the city and showcase regional public television feature and independent videos. . I had spent … Continue reading

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