ten years later.

A lot can happen in ten years.  For some people, they can fall in love... become engaged... get married... and have a baby.  For others, they may study abroad and only come back to The States every other Christmas.  Then there are those who enroll law school or med school and lose track of time (and their social … Continue reading ten years later.

the sun goes down, the stars come out. and all that counts is here and now. my universe will never be the same. i’m glad you came.

Tonight, for the first time in at least a year, I got off my Brown Line stop and headed down Diversey to the apartment at roughly a decent hour for a weekday night.  (Around 6 pm, I believe.)  Actually, after getting off the train and heading home- with a detour through Trader Joe's first- I wondered,Wait, did I make … Continue reading the sun goes down, the stars come out. and all that counts is here and now. my universe will never be the same. i’m glad you came.

take me back to the ball game?

In a matter of seconds, I went from a Chicago-living 27-year-old to my former 12-year old  self by simply seeing a "Frozen Lemonade" sign in the window this morning.  Before I knew it I was lost in memories of those summer days spent at my brother's baseball tournaments and all those Aunt Thelma's Old-Fashioned Lemonades that helped me beat the heat.  Besides … Continue reading take me back to the ball game?

live life in such a way that if a photograph were taken at random, it would be a cool photograph.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once told me, "We are always getting ready to live but never living."  And D.H. Lawrence followed by whispering in my ear, "The living moment is everything."  But despite agreeing with these great words of wisdom, I still find myself failing to follow their sage advice.  To be fair, I haven't been following anyone's … Continue reading live life in such a way that if a photograph were taken at random, it would be a cool photograph.