1 Feb, 2018

31 Happy Things

February 1st, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Yours truly visiting the Ice Palace in St. Paul, MN Sunday, January 28, 2018 Inspired by a prompt in the current winter issue of Bella Grace, I kept [...]

18 Sep, 2014

My List for Celebrating Fall

September 18th, 2014|Tags: , |

Temperatures have been unseasonably nippy here in Chicago; clearly, fall is in the air. It's been a while since I've done a seasonal list, but I am so looking forward [...]

11 Jun, 2014

Unveiling: The Chicago List Essay Project

June 11th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

Our Chicago - Eleven Writers on their City - Edited by Annette Gendler | Make Your Own Book I published a book with my students! Our Chicago is a collection of [...]

20 Jun, 2012

My Summer Non-List

June 20th, 2012|Tags: , |

My calendar and the weather man tell me that today is the first official day of summer. It sure feels like it here in Chicago, where temperatures are expected to [...]

20 Mar, 2012

My Spring List: Things to Do in Spring

March 20th, 2012|Tags: , |

Spring began officially today at 12:14 a.m., flowers and trees are budding early in Chicago since we've had unusual temperatures in the 70s and 80s for a week now, so [...]

12 Dec, 2011

My Winter List: Things to Do in Winter

December 12th, 2011|Tags: , , |

We had the first dusting of snow in Chicago last week, and temperatures dipped below the freezing point over the weekend, so clearly the weather is telling me: It's winter. Thus [...]

5 Oct, 2011

What’s in your Pocket?

October 5th, 2011|Tags: , |

Blogging, I have realized, is also a journey of self discovery, of appreciating that perhaps the most ordinary things really aren't that ordinary. When I sifted through the spoils from [...]

3 Oct, 2011

Writing Exercise: Color List – Orange

October 3rd, 2011|Tags: , , |

What would fall be without pumpkins? So October's color is orange. For the uninitiated, the idea here is to come up with ways to evoke orange without mentioning the color itself [...]

27 Sep, 2011

My Fall List: Things to Do in Fall

September 27th, 2011|Tags: , |

Given that I have a list for making sure I "have a summer," it's only fair to have one for fall, after all fall is my favorite season. So here's [...]

5 Sep, 2011

Having a Summer

September 5th, 2011|Tags: , |

Labor Day marks the "official" end of summer, and thus it's time to ask whether one has made the most of the season of heat, beach and long, supposedly lazy [...]

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