The Contest - Week 4: Shurtape (AKA Duck Tape)

This week's episode of "The Contest" features my letter to Shurtape (aka "The Duck Tape People")....more

The Time Joe Played for the New York Giants

Full story click HERE in today's Chicago Parent! Random Football-Related Photo ...more

The Contest - Week 3: Folgers French Vanilla Cappuccio

In case you have no idea what's going on...more

A Vacation Story

In case you missed my June column for Chicago Parent magazine, I thought Father's Day might be...more

The Contest: Week 2 Parissa Body Sugar

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Sink Hole Sabbatical

Driving through the bank and coming face-to-face with something suspiciously resembling a sinkhole felt like a set-up....more

The Contest: Week One - Fubbles Bubbles

Lest you forget,...more

Following Directions

You'd think I would have learned my lesson by now. Not so. Following directions is definitely a lost art....more


I have met a lot of fantastic people through the magical world of online writing....more

Men, Women, and the Real Work at Hand

In the midst...more