Unexamined

After I read my husband’s latest blog post I decided to invite him to be a guest blogger for me. Well actually I just decided to cut and paste his thoughts.  He said it was O.K. It’s a new year, and I think we need to be asking the questions…

Estrogen, Art art and Cereal Boxes

So Friday night I had this swanky little opportunity to join a group of women at the American Artworks Gallery http://americanartworksgallery.com. It was a trunk show event where local, handmade art was on display. After dodging through and around rush hour traffic my friend and I whipped her mini-van into…

Waiting with Awe and Friendship

So this week I have a fabulous opportunity to whip up a blog post for the Advent Blog Tour. A great conversation that is taking place around a new translation of the Bible (The Common English Version — http://www.commonenglishbible.com. I received a great little snippet of the Christmas Story to…

Limited Resources and Limitless Hope

I am a miserable cook, absolutely, phenomenally miserable. In the kitchen I am a bizarre mixture of anxious and lazy that results in sloppy food all around. Mostly I overcook dishes because I am either paranoid about Salmonella or I completely forget some random casserole is even in the oven.…

26.2 and Planting a Tree Too!

It was a banner weekend. A banner weekend indeed. In one afternoon I tried to save Africa and my community. Well, honestly alone I did neither and truthfully, dedicated troops of people did both on my behalf. I woke up Sunday morning at the ripe hour of 4:30 AM. Nerves…

The 30 Minutes that Almost Was

I am not sure there is a climate in the world better than the midwest in early Fall. Strings of sunny days, crimson leaves beginning to emerge on the trees, no humidity and it is always 70-something. Sure, we could use a little topography, a hill even would be nice,…

Let’s Do October Twice

This morning I walked my kids up the street to school and almost needed a sweatshirt. What a glorious feeling after a parched summer. Sure, this is Chicago so it will be 90 on Sunday but for one brief moment today I could feel Fall heading my way and my…