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Another Year, Another BlogHer

Another Year, Another BlogHer

By on Jul 28, 2013 in Blather, Original Blogsta | 6 comments

This year, I vowed to do things I had never done before at BlogHer, beginning with my arrival — because aside from a stopover at O’Hare Airport 30 years ago, this was my first time in Chicago. I went on to do new things by (1) wearing a dress (something I may have done before but cannot recall, because it is pretty hard to make me don anything but...

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Chicago is My Kind of Town

Chicago is My Kind of Town

By on Jul 25, 2013 in Food and Drink, Travel | 0 comments

That old Frank Sinatra tune has been playing in my head since I landed at O’Hare Tuesday night — which is not really a bad thing. (It could be worse, right? Like a Justin Bieber ear worm?) How can you help singing when the view from your hotel window looks like this? There’s no shame in being a total tourist when visiting a new city, and I had...

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Baby Steps

By on Jul 23, 2013 in Mom Life | 0 comments

“You don’t have to do that,” my daughter said with an annoyed tone of voice. I pretended not to know what she was talking about, but she could not help but see me stretch my right foot forward, as if putting on the brake. Since I was in the passenger seat, she took my twitching as evidence that I was uncomfortable with that. Not true. She’s...

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Time for Contemplation

By on Jul 11, 2013 in Blather, Mom Life | 2 comments

I began this post on Monday morning. I attempted to finish it on Tuesday afternoon, while waiting for a doctor’s appointment. I didn’t get very far. I spent yesterday working on my weekly podcast … and then trying to finish a freelance post that should have been done two weeks ago. As you can see, time management is not my forte. It wasn’t...

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