Lemon Rice Soup

For at least a decade now, whenever my best friend and I have had to drive from our current homes in Chicago back into Northwest Indiana where we grew up, for weddings or baby showers or, alas, now… Read More

Eating Spaghetti at the Vatican

Really, I’d been planning this trip to Italy since late 2001. It all began around Thanksgiving-time, the year that I graduated college. I was headed back to Northwest Indiana after several months of aimlessness that saw me go… Read More

My Best Friend’s Mother

Press play to listen to me read this post aloud:   Earlier this year I put together a zine called Loose Ends and Loneliness: A Zine About Transition Times. I wanted to explore those occasions in life when… Read More