Reality Bites

While I'm too young to remember the show Dragnet, "the story you are about to hear is true, only the names have been changed to protect the innocent" can still be found as a common disclaimer when real life infringes into a story being told.

Daddy's Girl

In celebration of Father's Day, I thought I'd re-run this story about my dad. I originally performed it at Mary's Attic with the group "You're Being Ridiculous" and while I may have embellished on some of the details, a lot of what you'll read is true. So, here's to my dad on Father's Day.

What I Learned at Lit Fest

Over the weekend, in a neighborhood that was once the bookmaking hub of Chicago, the Printer's Row Lit Fest kicked off. Booksellers, publishers, authors, and literary/cultural organizations gathered under tents while panels and speakers presented within the confines of the Harold Washington Library and Jones Prep College on Saturday and Sunday. 

For My Mom

Fourteen years ago today, I lost my mom to breast cancer. I've been working on a memoir about her and wanted to pay tribute by sharing some excepts from the book.

Let me start with the end.