Chicago is known as the second city, but for the next 48 hours it will also be known as the ninth circle. In Divine Comedy, the Dante Alighieri epic poem, Dante describes his journey into and through hell. Albeit it was the 14th century when his work was published, he most certainly missed one of the […]Read more "Windchill makes Chicago the Ninth Circle"
We are at the Doctors Office this morning and I’m waiting. We’ve checked in with the receptionist and were told to sit and someone will be right with me. There are half a dozen other people here waiting, some are patients and others are presumably drivers, caregivers or loved ones. We are all waiting. I’m […]Read more "The Waiting Room"
It was Sunday, November 2, 1975. I was twelve years old and in the sixth grade. My parents had been divorced for two years and my dad hadn’t yet skipped out on me. I had spent the weekend at my dads apartment and his friends picked us up in their conversion van. I remember the […]Read more "…from the corners of our lives"
“Me” time is more important than physical health. That’s my simple statement that could have experts debating for years. I find in my world that using the #toilet is about as much “me” time as I’m going to get some days. This last full weekend of summer in beautiful #Chicago I found myself spending an […]Read more "Me Time"