My tribute to Lin Brehmer, my best friend in the whole world. High school was the worst. Growing up on the southside of Chicago, it made sense for my parents to choose an all-girls school. […]
stay boy. stay.
I found in December that the fantastic editors of Wild Greens Magazine chose my short story “Stay Boy. Stay.” as part of their Turmoil issue which would be published in January 2023. Over the past […]
dangers of a winter run
Forget hypothermia and frostbite. What will I hit when I fall?
Prior to making this discovery, we spent years standing in line for hours at the local mall and paid insane fees for a thumb drive with photos. Long lines and impatient kids meant by the […]
It’s been a while. I always tell people I have a blog. I direct smaller literary magazines here when I submit stories. But, it wasn’t until I recently paid for the renewal of this blog […]
chicago here i come…to run a marathon
I grew up about 30 minutes north of the city of Chicago. Blame it on John Hughes and Ferris Bueller, but as soon as I was old enough to travel downtown on the Metra, I […]
when did a 5k become so hard?
For runners who love long distances or are training for a marathon, a 5k is a breeze. Right? Well, not at 7:30 p.m. on a Sunday night when it’s a steady 88 degrees in full […]
When Life Gives You an inch, how do you take a mile?
Guest Blog Post with Detroit Free Press Marathon, Race Ambassador 2019-2021 I didn’t start running until after I became a mother. I started running after my son was born in an effort to battle the […]
Clark street bridge
Hope wakes me up. Hope is what props me up in bed. Hope is what leads me to meet my mother in the kitchen for coffee, met only by the dim illumination above the stove. […]
wow. just wow.
Today, my daughter played her first competitive basketball game against another team. I arrived at the game (masked) and the only member of my family that was able to attend, since the athletics department at […]