You Reading This, Be Ready Starting here, what do you want to remember? How sunlight creeps along a shining floor? What scent of old wood hovers, what softened sound from outside fills the air? Will you ever bring a better gift for the world than the breathing respect that you carry wherever you go right […]
Back to school shopping was one of my favorite things and I looked forward to it all summer. Much to my mom’s dismay, I pestered her all summer to head to Target where I’d carefully select pretty notebooks and freshly sharpened pencils. As an adult, I’ve come to learn that the school environment isn’t as […]
I was shuffling my way through the security line at the Chicago airport when I noticed a young, confident girl in line in front of me. She was talking to a stranger and seemed to carry herself with poise, confidence and radiance rare in young girls today. I watched her and wondered how old she […]
Jonathan Franzen hits a home run in his collection of essays, How to Be Alone.
I was recently traveling for work when I stepped outside, walked to my rental car, glanced around the empty parking lot and paused… I could have been anywhere. I was surrounding by concrete, a Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, and chain restaurants. I could have been in the suburbs of Minneapolis, where I grew up, […]
I love popcorn. And when I say I love popcorn, I mean I make it for a late night snack 4-5 times a week. Schleping out canola oil and pot seems like a lot of work, so I wanted to find a way to indulge in my evening treat while avoiding the chemical nasties associated […]
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