• Unseasonably Warm

      It was nearly two years ago, on a rare November day. An energetic warm front had forced its way so far north the skyscrapers of the Windy City were enveloped in warmth vaguely reminiscent of the long passed summer. I was awakened by a text from Lauren, who had been waiting impatiently at the […]

  • Careful is the Graveyard of Creativity

    Creativity has always been a loaded word for me. Being creative was something that I aspired to, but it somehow felt like it was only the purview of the naturally talented. I made bad grades in Art. I was too uncoordinated and rotund for dance. I was lauded as a good writer and even won some […]

  • The Cost of Inauthenticity

      I’m into authenticity. Obviously. Authenticity is one of those things though. It’s like the idea of having a home cooked dinner with the family and eating around the dinner table. Everyone agrees that this is how we should eat and how families should be. The problem with it is that it seems so damn […]