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What I Learned in 2015…

January 28, 2016
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I know we’re a month┬áinto 2016 already, but it’s always a fun exercise to┬áreflect on the previous year..Was it good? Did it suck? Did I travel? Was it a blur? (Aren’t they all?) And, most importantly, what did I learn last year? I was trying to decide if I could pick just one thing that […]

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One Word for the New Year

January 7, 2016
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Forget those dumb resolutions. But, a word for 2016 makes a lot of sense to me. A word that has meaning and is motivating. A word that will remind me to keep following my passion, even when I’m busy and/or lazy. So, my 2016 word of the year is…. WRITE! And yes, I need that […]

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April 21st – A Birthday and an Anniversary

April 21, 2015

Today, April 21st — would have been my mother’s 77th birthday. It’s been two years since she’s been gone. I can’t decide if it seems like more or less than that. Either way, it sucks. My missing her so very much hasn’t changed and in some ways, it’s gotten worse. The more time that passes, […]

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Courage Isn’t Always About Bungee Jumping

December 11, 2014
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This past year, I had a lot of time to think about courage. What it means. What it looks like. How it feels. I used to think courage was having the guts to do something really scary, like bungee jump, sky dive, or walk a tightrope between two of Chicago’s skyscrapers (did anyone watch that […]

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I Blog Because….

May 23, 2013
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I Blog Because…. I try to finish that sentence a lot. Like almost every day. And on most days, my answer is the same: Because I Love To Write. On other days, I DO wonder why I blog and why I put so much work into each post, and why I worry about gaining readers, […]

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