Last month, I raced a 2K at my second Chicago Invitational Rowing Championships (CIRC) with 3 of my fellow ROW sisters. This event is held at the gym of Chicago State University and the smell of teenage perspiration is rather strong and memorable. All 4 of us posted personal best times and got a medal, […]
Comfort. How do we find comfort in trying times and the resilience to move on? More than 6 years ago I got the news that something was wrong with my baseline mammogram. On the Thursday before we left NOLA, I had my first ever mammogram. While riding the ‘L’ in Chicago, heading to get some […]
Last year: Road trip to DC. This year: Home in Chicago. Still bearing witness.
50. 50 years. 50 years old. What a kick! I’m still kicking. I woke up Saturday to the smell of cake baking in the oven. My mom was making her magical German Chocolate Cake for my birthday–in her kitchen that was in the middle of a major renovation. German Chocolate Cakes have been a yearly […]
In 2013, I was inspired by a number of other bloggers to start the New Year with a Three Word Mantra rather than traditional resolutions. I chose Agility, Openness and Creativity and focusing on those three words worked so well, I continued to choose three words for 2014 and 2015. My 2014 words were my spin […]
An important anniversary slipped by last month, but it is not too late to celebrate! It’s the anniversary of Searching for EMWA! While I technically started blogging on Caring Bridge in December 2011 to update family and friends outside of New Orleans (where Terry and I were living at the time of my diagnosis) and I […]
I’ve spent the past couple of months with plenty of blogposts swirling around in my head, with only a few that have taken any significant form. I know how good blogging can be for me and how much I love to write, but I know the kind of time blogging a decent post requires of […]