I park across the road from the entrance to the forest preserve. A few moments later, I am crossing the road with two of my friends to walk past the gate, which is still closed [...]
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Where does a mom go, when she finally gets the courage to leave an abusive marriage? When that woman has finally had enough, and gathers her courage and few of her possessions and flees, where [...]
My race training schedule today called for "4 miles easy" today. About a year ago, I would not have used "4 miles" and "easy" in the same paragraph, much less the same sentence. But when [...]
(Note: Yes, I know it's Friday, and we will be giving away a book today! So read this post, then leave a comment about it by midnight Saturday, and we'll pick a winner on Monday.) [...]
I often get questions from readers about writing. How do you build a writing life? I think it begins with two things: Schedule time to write. Do it as a daily practice. Schedule time to [...]
About a year ago, I remember feeling a bit of mild panic as I took the last container of Clorox Wipes from a now empty shelf in Target. Something big was going on. We had [...]