I’ve taken the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test at different points in my life, the version where my place of employment paid a company serious money to administer the test and coach us on our results. I took it in my early twenties while I was a resident advisor at Northern Michigan University and then again […]
Attack of the Pinktober Sharks. Excellent article from The Accidental Amazon about spending consciously and not being taken in by all of the Pink that will be in full effect during the month of October.
It’s really not surprising that Barb has had to contend with nausea post surgery. This is the woman who has never been able to read in the car because she gets carsick. She’s the same woman who as a girl would get seasick riding the ferry to Mackinac Island or taking a scenic tour boat […]
The past couple of months have been a whirlwind on so many levels. The Move to Chicago, our dog Zoey’s illness, and my sister Barb’s diagnosis of breast cancer have left me wanting to run away to Mongolia. Seriously, one of my Peace Corps applicants went to Mongolia last month on a photo shoot and […]
Back in February, when we found out our dog Zoey had a brain tumor, I asked one of her vets how long she had to live. Mind you, I was trying to be big and brave while talking to Zoey’s vets and not break down in tears, but when I asked this question, the tears […]
My only sib is my younger sister Barb. We were both born in Detroit and raised in one of its suburbs by elementary school teachers who embraced Dr. Spock, made a point to keep things as equal as possible and taught us to share. We were the only grandchildren of both sets of grandparents and […]
…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 […]