- Chicago, Illinois, United States
- January 07
- English Language Arts Teacher/ESL Tutor
- Niles West High School/Asian Human Services
- I'm an ever-changing person, living in Chicago, loving my family, and working to become a good teacher and writer. I love good food and cocktails, loud music, and finishing a great book. I am grateful for my friends and family and for each day that I can spend with them. I love to laugh and I try to find the humor in most everything...it makes the tough stuff bearable.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Poem for my Daughters
February 23, 2015 11:36AM
- In a White-Collar World
November 10, 2014 12:02PM
- Woman Unafraid
November 09, 2014 08:13PM
- Dear Mary,
September 08, 2011 12:39PM
- Chicago Public Schools--Feast
May 16, 2011 12:17PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “My father-in-law, who is
originally from an extremely
part of Alabama
May 11, 2011 08:52AM
- “I'm so sorry to hear
about the accident and the
your self and your
May 05, 2011 02:59PM
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Poem for My Daughters
did not truly pulse
until you graced my world
giving me strength,
and the answers to all of my whys.
I did not know a river
could run so… Read full post »
In a White-Collar World
Job hunting. It is a full-time, thankless, non-paying, ego-smashing job. Especially if you decided to major in liberal arts or English. I majored in both.
I grew up in a blue-collar steel town south of Chicago. Both of my grandfathers had work/… Read full post »
Written for the Northeastern Illinois University Feminist Collective, "Take Back the Night" event, 2014.
The night is not my enemy, fear is my enemy.
The night is mine, the midnight hour, the witching hour.
I am Ipomoea, moon flower, illumination.
Clouds of coolness and reflection,… Read full post »
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot
If only I had said it myself, I could revel in the capture of my own soul.
A. Handley Read full post »
“Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime.” --Chinese Proverb
Today is our new mayor’s first day in office. The Daley Dynasty has ended and a new era has begun in Chicago. Rahm Emanu… Read full post »
Strangely enough, the television sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond, has had a hand in saving my marriage. Without Ray, Deborah, Robert, Marie, Frank, and the kids, I just may have thrown away a lifetime of happiness and the best friend I’ve ever had. After surviving… Read full post »
I’ve always thought that my husband’s stepmother was a little strange. For the past seven years, I’ve complained about some social fau paux that she had committed during o/… Read full post »
It was a blissful year for us, 2005. My husband and I were adjusting to having a new addition, a daughter who was about to turn one year old, and we felt it was time to invest in a home. Since we couldn’t yet afford a single-family home, we/… Read full post »
After having dinner with friends last night, their charming three-year-old daughter marched into the living room with a red velvet cupcake, piled high with cream cheese frosting and topped with red sprinkles. As my friend and I, both relatively new moms, eyed the confection on its… Read full post »