Archive for April, 2012


April 27, 20127 CommentsPosted in baseball, Braille, Flo, Harper, Uncategorized

My niece Jen and her husband Brian are flying in from Orlando later this morning to stay with us over the weekend. You might remember these two from a post I wrote last year when my previous Seeing Eye dog, the heroic Harper, helped me officiate Jen and Brian’s wedding. Jen and Brian will be […]

Continue Reading

Observing much ….

April 24, 20127 CommentsPosted in memoir writing, Uncategorized, writing

Last fall I started teaching a second weekly memoir-writing class for senior citizens. Anna Perlberg is one of the students in that second class at Lincoln Park Village, and it’s been a treat to hear her unveil her stories out loud to us every Thursday. Anna’s husband Mark Perlberg co-founded the Poetry Center of Chicago […]

Continue Reading

Switching the 5 to a 6

April 21, 201215 CommentsPosted in Flo, Uncategorized

My loyal blog readers will remember the tribute to our dad that my sister Cheryl wrote as a guest post here a few months ago. She’s back today with this sweet essay about Flo on her 96th birthday. Honey Girls by Cheryl May Last year we celebrated Mom’s 95th birthday on the 95th floor of […]

Continue Reading

Monkey business

April 17, 20123 CommentsPosted in book tour, Mike Knezovich, Uncategorized, writing

Here’s my husband Mike Knezovich with a book review. Sometimes when I’m at an airport, a hotel lobby, walking down a city street, in an elevator, I watch the humans and think: Really, we’re all monkeys. I learned there is some truth to that glib observation a few years ago when I wrote a freelance […]

Continue Reading