Category: Social Distancing: Coronavirus

The First Kiss of Spring

I love rainy Saturdays. I wasted all day yesterday watching it rain and binge-watching Cheers. For some reason at 10 PM last night I decided to start organizing my kitchen. In my new world where everyday is Saturday and every hour holds the possibility… Continue Reading “The First Kiss of Spring”

St. Louis Diversion

When I lived in Memphis, my favorite weekend trip (other than hiking at Sycamore Creek) was to make the four-hour drive north to The Hill in St. Louis. I’m not quite sure how I found out about The Hill, but I’m sure I’ll never… Continue Reading “St. Louis Diversion”

A Year of Living Differently

It’s hard to believe it’s only been a year since my little world shut down due to Covid. At this time last year, I was adjusting to working at home with my clunky Windows computer at my dining room table. I loved being in… Continue Reading “A Year of Living Differently”

Groundhog Day School

The next house I buy will have a fireplace. I’ve been without one for almost 20 years. I’d even be happy with a non-working one that I can fill with candles and pretend it’s a fire. I just want that warmth of light and… Continue Reading “Groundhog Day School”

My Favorite Perch

One of my favorite perches is on a big, luxurious windowseat in a room at the Hotel Monaco in Chicago. Saturday morning I was restless. I checked out some AirBnBs in Northern Michigan. It sounded nice to run around in the snow a little… Continue Reading “My Favorite Perch”

Moving Into the Unknown

“The Big Chill” was my anthem in my early twenties. The movie about the coming of age of a bunch of college graduates struck a nerve in my own navigation of becoming a woman and a wife. I watched it over and over again.… Continue Reading “Moving Into the Unknown”

The Joy of Naked Simplicity

How many Christmas seasons have been way too busy? How many have cost more than expected because I felt I had to travel? How many nights did I have way too many parties to attend than I had hours in the evening? How many… Continue Reading “The Joy of Naked Simplicity”

I Sneaked Out! #Chicago

I’ve had my fill of chai tea. I’ve had my fill of reading. I’ve had my fill of muesli, baked apples and avocado toast. I’ve had my fill of looking out my front window and seeing my neighbor’s front porch. I’ve even had my… Continue Reading “I Sneaked Out! #Chicago”

A Magical Bog: Cowles’ Bog Trail

I was reminded by a friend this week about the Cowle’s Bog Trail in the Indiana Dunes National Park. I hiked this trail many years ago with my brother. He’s a wetland biologist, and when he came to visit, this was on his list… Continue Reading “A Magical Bog: Cowles’ Bog Trail”

Stollen My Heart: Christmas Stollen

When I was in my thirties, I was an avid bread baker. I bought all of the tools and became a King Arthur Flour groupie. I subscribed to their quarterly publication, The Baking Sheet. I anxiously waited for every issue to hit my mailbox.… Continue Reading “Stollen My Heart: Christmas Stollen”

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