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So yes. I used to live on 40 bucolic acres WAY off the beaten path. It was everything – until it wasn’t. Now I live on Valley… In the past few weeks we have taken more hits than even the most sardonic, semi-comedic writer could possibly stomach. Shootings, stabbings, robberies… domestic calls like crazy. What...
Family

Family

“…let your mom and sister know that they are family to us now too. If they want to come “home” with you, I want them to know they are welcome. Them being your family connects them to us as surely as your DNA does. It’s not a game of tug of war to see which...
Stripped Down

Stripped Down

I remember 17. I remember graduating (a smidge early) and diving recklessly into the working world. I had a gorgeous, talented, musician boyfriend, a crap load of self-confidence and just enough seed money to pay for a months rent and security deposit. We eagerly moved out of our parent’s homes and started looking for jobs....
Chicago Cold - Company is Kin

Chicago Cold – Company is Kin

I come from Chicago – a place where we bond because EVERYONE GETS COLD! Black, white, red, (ultimately blue), gay, straight, drunk, sober, right wing, left wing, Cubs fan, Sox fan, (OK I’ve gone too far) … but we all – get – cold.  Not just cold, but violently cold.  The kind of cold that...