Love and Lent

In case you didn't know, today is Valentine's Day. Generally I would not write about this holiday since others share lists and ideas and commentary that seems to cover all aspects of the day. Not to mention, it's a tricky event to address since there is a lot of hurt and expectation surrounding it. Why … Continue reading Love and Lent

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The Writer’s Advent: Love

Love. What better topic to cover during this Christmas Season? As writers, we cover the topic of love from many different angles. It's a desire that drives a character to good or evil. The reason behind a character's action. Of course, there's romantic love. So what makes Christmas Love even more special? I think of … Continue reading The Writer’s Advent: Love

A Time to Weep

When a tragedy, such as the recent events in Florida, strikes, I find myself either staring at the television in horror or running from every form of media because my heart is too broken to bear any more. I know individuals respond to loss differently. Some weep, some grow angry, some experience the entire cycle … Continue reading A Time to Weep

Take a Moment

It's that time of year, the election year. I don't plan to address politics, actually I plan to do the opposite. Because, growing up in Chicago taught me one thing about politics... you have to shake your head and keep smiling (after you've voted early and often, of course). With so much access to all … Continue reading Take a Moment

Christmastime

Christmas is my favorite time of year. It is a time of light and warmth and family. For some, it is a challenging time of year, whether because of the loss of loved ones or because they are unable to make it home for the holidays. Perhaps this depth of realization of the things that … Continue reading Christmastime