Archive | December, 2011

How Much Money Is Enough?

Formerly the home of Marshall Field Jr (Olivia Newport)

Have we always been fascinated with the lifestyles of the rich? I have no doubt that people with wealth can use it for the good of others. Sometimes, though, I swallow hard at the public choices people with a LOT of money make. How much money did Kim Kardashian’s wedding cost for a marriage that […]

Who Would Come Looking For You?

Olivia Newport Hair Shadows

I didn’t hear about what happened to my friend Pat until she was out of the hospital and in a rehab center. As I sat and held her hand, I knew she would not go home again. Ninety-year-old Esther had banged on Pat’s door three days ago. She’d come down the hall from her own […]

Mama Says #9

Mom and Tag - Olivia Newport

I spent three weeks with my mom in the middle of the summer, but I took my work with me. “Have laptop, will write” and all that. When I’m wrapped up in a story, I can get pretty driven. One evening my mother said, “You should quit. You’ve been working all day.” She was right […]