Category: love

1 Shot Wednesday: March Street

My stepfather died three years ago.  Photos trigger memories and transport one to the past. That is the purpose of the Wednesday 1 Shot series. This photo is from my hometown in Illinois. Just a typical street on the blue-collar side of town. The…

IMO: Life’s Eventful Extremes

What a difference a day can make. My mother visited for a week and escaped the 15 below zero temps in Illinois. Jim and I hosted her before my children and grandchildren arrived later in the week to see her. On the first night…

Are You Not Entertained?

BOOKS  Tom Hanks optioned the rights to Erik Larson’s nonfiction bestseller, In the Garden of Beasts six years ago with intentions of starring in the historical adaptation. Add to that rumors of securing Natalie Portman to the cast with Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) as the director. What’s it all about? Chicago historian…