I'm a long-time, Chicago area writer and big-time dreamer. I'm also an award-winning screenwriter, cat Mama and red lip aficionado.
Sex Could Be Your Ticket to Going Out With a Bang
What is it about sex and death? Are they oddly related, somehow? Indeed, they’re strange bedfellows that throughout history, have forged an uneasy, and often humiliating bond for those horny individuals who were unaware of their own limitations. Who never imagined that doing the deed, would do them in.
The Best Sex I Ever Ate
It was the early 80s and I was living in an apartment in a trendy Chicago neighborhood called Rogers Park. Popular with singles and families alike, Rogers Park, once a Jewish enclave, was then a melting pot of Indian and Asian restaurants, Irish bars, bagel joints, retail stores of all kinds and small, intimate “concert halls” that drew music lovers from all over the city.
I Got Laid at Trader Joe's
I love me some Trader Joe’s. Who doesn’t, right? The chain may not offer up as many choices as Whole Paycheck, but you don’t leave feeling you bought the farm, either. Plus, there’s always something new and cool. Something you just have to try.
Anatomy of an Extraction
Doesn’t it suck how your body can turn on you in the blink of an eye? Much like people. I’ve always taken scrupulous care of my teeth. I probably sound like a stone-cold weirdo, but I love to floss! And it should never be taken lightly as digging out all those random tids and bits is essential to a healthy mouth.
"Oh Cancer, You Evil Bastard"
A couple of years ago, one of my husband’s Christmas gifts to me was the popular “23andMe” ancestry thingamabob. He bought it for me because I’d expressed interest in the equally popular competitor, “Ancestry,” the tool that allegedly helps you trace your family tree back to the Paleolithic Age. It’s the kit that’s frequently advertised on TV and touted as ideal for holiday gift-giving.
My Love/Hate Relationship With Anthony Bourdain
A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I watched the documentary, Road Runner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain. You remember. The chef, author, and uber-successful travel TV host who hung himself in a hotel room in France in 2018.
As I stand at the sink licking blueberry muffin batter off my fingers I gaze out at our majestic Autumn Blaze maple tree in our back yard shedding the last of its crimson leaves while the wind picks up and the sun nestles behind a cloud turning the sky a gunmetal gray.