The magic Hallmark house

The magic Hallmark house

I have considered the house on the corner of Frances and Drew magical ever since my classmate Max lived there with his 17 brothers and sisters, his mother Marie, a professional softball player who pitched in the 1942 World Series Women’s Softball tournament and his dad Carl, who worked for the FBI under J. Edgar [...]

On this we can agree

On a busy Friday afternoon at O'hare Airport, my sister Kathy and I joined a gathering crowd at a south facing window. Soon Terminal Five shut down almost completely and we all -- gate agents, pilots, passengers and hospitality workers stood quietly and observed. Fire trucks gathered on the tarmac below and, in front of [...]

Dear 2018

Dear 2018, We're ready for you. We changed the sheets, fluffed up the down comforter and left a mint on the pillow and a lavender difffuser on the bed stand for you. You're going to be busy, 2018, and we want you relaxed and well rested. We're expecting a lot from you, but we're willing [...]