August 2010

. You see a lot of interesting people every morning near the train station. There is Mr. Jim, the Salvation Army guy, who is the staple presence inside the building even in January, when people think they are done with their charity giving. I love coming into work and seeing Mr. Jim sitting on his [...]

Actually this year, the first day of school IS special: My oldest will be going to junior high. THIS, is the first day of the rest of his life without his mama hovering over him... Or at least that's how it feels to ME. I am pretty sure from his perspective I am a pesky [...]

Hello? *Tapping the microphone* Is this thing on? *Sorry for the screeeeching feedback* Hi. My name is Lin. And I run my mouth here. I sometimes do a set called "I Comment Therefore I Am" because comments more often than not are the best part. In the interest of full disclosure: Today I am going to lure [...]

. . . . . This post is inspired by MISSion Amy K.R., one of the WBEZ (Chicago Public Radio) blogs, where they conspired to save summer by making people jump at the same time on one designated night and encouraged people to stage their own gallery shows a la Philippe Halsman's iconic photography book/exhibit [...]

"7 magical conversational phrases" I came across this article the other day on Match.com. (Eh. Don't ask WHY I was on Match.com... That hot sexy blonde whose picture is winking at ya? Yup. That's my profile: I used a picture I took of A Vapid Blonde... Now you know. People LIE about these things...) It [...]

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Ok. I lied. I went to the theatre with three boys under twelve with ants in their pants, what do you think? Just had to use it in my title because it is THE favorite album of mine, that's all. We went to see a Broadway musical... in Chicago... I wish I could tell you [...]

Fallen From The Sky

"We don't always have a choice on how we get to know one another.  Sometimes people fall into our lives cleanly -- as if out of the sky, or as if there were a direct flight from Heaven to Earth -- the same sudden way we lose people, who once seemed they would always be [...]

“How to Be Alone”

I was going to write something about BlogHer... But my besties that I have had the good fortune to meet and grope in magical New York City have all done a much better job than I could have, esp. since after three days, I am still pissing and sweating vodka... So if you haven't been [...]

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