Category Archives: Write Time Blog

Writer’s blog: the joys and craziness of being a writer and why I wouldn’t do anything else.

Illinois is 200!

I just received my advanced copies of the March-April issue of Midwest Traveler. The cover story is my Illinois bicentennial article. I once lived in Illinois and loved it. We lived in the Chicago suburbs, and for a girl from … Continue reading

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Life is a Playground

  My seven-year-old son is a swing, while his two-year-old brother is a slide. Sometimes this surprises me since they look so much alike. Scattered baby pictures that haven’t made their way to photo albums make it hard to distinguish between … Continue reading

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Not a Math Person?

Just the other day, I had a talk with my youngest son. One of the courses he’s taking is a statistics course, although it has a much more complicated name. He said that he’s had to relearn some math that … Continue reading

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A Journey Across America

Immigration is in the news a lot these days. No matter your opinion about today’s immigration controversy, the truth is that at one time, the U.S. government encouraged its population to leave America. Yes, that’s right. The federal government wanted … Continue reading

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Ch..ch..changes

It’s been a long while since I posted. But I’ve been busy. Really. I’ve undertaken the greatest amount of change in my life since motherhood. Changes that I initiated and changes that were forced upon me. And to paraphrase a … Continue reading

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