Yearly Archives: 2010

Weenie Hallows

In our holiday-happy suburb, Mom stitched Trick-or-Treat costumes with the caveat that one outfit did the work for three of us: Eric the Elder, Michele the MustFit, and Mark the Shark. Not all at once, of course; but sequentially. As … Continue reading

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Chomp Chomp

Dad wasn’t casually disappointed the day Mom reported to him I had three cavities, following my 8-year-old annual check up with our Elmhurst dentist, Dr. Erikson. Dad was crestfallen, bereft; and, if you ask me, inordinately judgmental about WHO was … Continue reading

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Reason # 3 Why Folks Don’t Write

Reason # 3 Why Folks Don’t Write. There are many reasons folks don’t write. Lack of talent isn’t one of them. Logjam is. Funny thing about imagination is the tricks it plays; which I guess, if you were an imagination, … Continue reading

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Tree trims

Chicago parkway trees do one thing so well when it snows, it warrants recognition. Leaves gone, bony old branches snatch snow onto themselves like a startled bather snatches a towel. The change is dramatic and democratic. Every branch receives its … Continue reading

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Taking a dive

Elmhurst’s East End Public Swimming Pool, 2.4 miles east of our house, was the farthest I got from home during preteen summers. This may account for the lust I felt for it. This brush with the citizenry of our metropolis, … Continue reading

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Reason #8 Why Folks Don’t Write

There are many reasons folks don’t write. Lack of talent isn’t one of them. Writing about a topic is. Topics are like dresser drawers. Show us what is inside. Do NOT write about a topic. Write about a moment. Let’s … Continue reading

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Speak easy

I liked a woman who sat at the table we shared with five others at a lunch lecture last week. I thought she and I were alike in nice ways: both in skirts; both sensed others at our table had … Continue reading

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