An Anniversary

a0000391ASometimes it seems as if I can draw all the lines of my life up to the day my father died – February 9, 1997. I spent most of my childhood watching it grow larger and larger on the horizon, and the years afterward looking back, waiting for it to disappear. It doesn’t. Whether it’s been two years or nineteen, loss stays with you.
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Friday Links & Loves | Vol. 14

Pug Snuggles//Friday Links & Loves//List Maker Picture TakerJanuary of 2016 was off to a shaky start, not being nearly as productive as I’d hoped it would be. So needless to say I had lofty ambitions for the first week of February. My ‘to do’ list was prepped and ready, plans with friends I’d been neglecting were in place, blog ideas were numerous, and I was looking forward to plowing ahead and getting things done! Then life happened. Rupert the pug got sick (because he ate things he wasn’t supposed to eat) and the next thing I know Continue reading

David Bowie: The Collective Grief of A Very Public Loss

David Bowie: The Collective Grief of A Very Public Loss//List Maker Picture Taker
A tribute to the late great outside a cafe, Portage Grounds, in Chicago.

It’s been an emotional week for all of us. Between the news of Bowie dying, and then Alan Rickman, I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s been wanting to stay inside and cry my way through a Labyrinth/Harry Potter viewing marathon (with Ziggy Stardust playing in the background on repeat). Continue reading