And the Winner is…

…Chicago! News! News! News! When we moved to New Orleans in 2009, we planned to stay 3-5 years–unless something compelling changed our minds. Nothing did. We enjoyed much of our NOLA experience, but neither of us ever fully acclimated to the Big Easy, we arrived in the midst of a wave of other Northern Carpetbaggers/Outsiders […]

Giving Care to Z

  Caregiving is a complicated business. It is hard, but also rewarding. It is painful, but also results in humor and positivity. It is a challenge, but I find I am grateful for the extra burden. I haven’t been in a dedicated caregiver role for another living creature close to me in awhile, but since […]

How Did You Meet?

When I moved back to Chicago from Los Angeles in 2001, I decided that I wasn’t meeting anyone interesting in my everyday world and that I should try on-line dating. I registered for both Match.com and Matchmaker.com and tried my luck. I found the whole process intriguing in those early days of digital matchmaking and […]

Parades & King Cake & Beads & Weather, Oh My!

I can’t believe another Mardi Gras season has come and gone!!! This one was fantabulous!!! I’m a late comer to Mardi Gras and I had never attended a Mardi Gras parade prior to moving to NOLA.  I celebrated Antigua’s Carnival and j’ouvert morning as a Peace Corps Volunteer, but that 10-day festival celebrates England’s emancipation […]