What an awesome way to spend the last Saturday of September…Racing in this year’s Tough Cup! For the second year in a row, I was up bright and early to row in the Tough Cup along the South Branch of the Chicago River. We had a chilly, yet beautiful, morning here in the Windy City, […]
Harbours: Safe Protected Calm waters even in the roughest weather Gathering of boats and passengers from all over Place to mend sails, fix broken rudders, and clean the hull Trade Restock supplies Hiding place It was probably decided last fall that I would not be returning to my old school for the 2018-19 school […]
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 […]