12 Jun, 2020

During these Uncertain Times, Trips Down Memory Lane Warm the Heart and Provide an Anchor

June 12th, 2020|Tags: , , |

In these days of the Coronavirus Pandemic, urban unrest and ensuing heightened uncertainty, I have found trips down memory lane especially meaningful and calming. They connect me to my former [...]

29 Sep, 2016

Visiting My Old Life

September 29th, 2016|Tags: , |

Yesterday morning I had occasion to walk around the downtown Chicago neighborhood of Streeterville where I used to work eight years ago. It's always interesting to see how much it [...]

5 May, 2016

Writing Exericse: A Startling Sound

May 5th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Have you ever been startled by a sound you had never heard before? Stopped in your tracks, wondering what the hell was going on? Felice Benuzzi's unique adventure memoir No [...]

21 Aug, 2013

A Beloved Doll

August 21st, 2013|Tags: , |

  While putting our home back together after having all the walls painted, I got into a major cleaning frenzy. It is amazing how much dust you see once you start removing [...]

23 Jun, 2013

Art that Went Straight to My Heart: Ori Gersht at the Gund Gallery

June 23rd, 2013|Tags: , , |

Ori Gersht Exhibit at the Gund Gallery - It can't be a coincidence, can it,that the panels featuring trees are hung next to the grand window framing the trees of [...]

26 Dec, 2012

Saying Good-Bye to an Old Keepsake

December 26th, 2012|Tags: , |

The tattered but intact side of my shopping bag from the Ludwig II Musical In the course of my current home organizing activities (more on that soon!), I installed a hook on [...]

23 Oct, 2012

A Little More than Déjà Vu

October 23rd, 2012|Tags: , |

Has it ever happened to you that you find yourself in a situation where you feel you’ve been in that exact same situation before? As if you were repeating your [...]

31 Aug, 2012

The Door of Memory

August 31st, 2012|Tags: , |

A door in the Bund area of Shanghai - a photo from one of my recent memories I subscribe to the Foundation for a Better Life's daily email, and once [...]

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