Rededication & Updates

Happy Labor Day Weekend, all! Part III of The Closet Diaries will be coming soon (click the links for Part I and II. I want to start by saying thank you to my friends, family, acquaintances, and strangers that have offered me encouragement to write this blog. I'm sure you've noticed I've taken my foot… Continue reading Rededication & Updates

Fun Dining With Friends

This weekend has been pretty magical! It was full of friends, omelettes, and interesting experiences around the city. My dear friend Britt was in town for a girl's night; a kind and thoughtful suggestion made to her by her husband Tom. She's been working hard caring for her infant son 24/7, so it was a… Continue reading Fun Dining With Friends

Let’s Catch Up!

I haven't posted as frequently in the last week because I've been just enjoying some time "off", as it were, with the holiday and a few days off from real work. Also, if I don't go out and live my life, I will have nothing to write about. Beyond the extraordinary weather last week, which included… Continue reading Let’s Catch Up!

Mid-Year “Resolutions”

Truth be told, I'm not one for resolutions or steep goal setting. I don't like to set myself up for feeling like a POS if I deviate from a plan. So the less rigid the plan or intention, the better! Still, I think now that half of 2018 has passed, it's a good time to… Continue reading Mid-Year “Resolutions”

Forgotten Crime of the Century: Part I

For all of you true crime fiends, armchair detectives, Wikipedia mongers, and amateur researches, I wanted to start a series presenting a "Crime of the Century" that you maybe haven't heard of. Even though I find "mainstream" cases like Jack the Ripper, the Lingbergh baby, Ted Bundy, the Manson Family Murders, the Valentine's Day Massacre, the Unabomber,… Continue reading Forgotten Crime of the Century: Part I

Lazy Sunday

I finally got out of bed today! I had so much fun yesterday at the Cubs game with my lovely, hilarious, and generous friend, Danielle. I was very fortunate to experience the 1914 Club with its exceptionally good food (I had a veggie burger and arugula salad with gorgonzola and peanuts), lot of vodka sodas,… Continue reading Lazy Sunday

The Allure of Tragic People

Some of my favorite books, stories, films, and histories are about tragic people. You know those individuals whose stars shine so brightly and flashes across the sky so quickly, it either burns out or comes to an abrupt halt? Well, I loved reading novels like Madame Bovary, Anna Karenina, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, The Virgin Suicides, etc. I still… Continue reading The Allure of Tragic People

Activating the Creative Psyche

In a conversation with my friend Arie, who is about to receive her Masters in Clinical Social Work, she brought up something really interesting when I told her I was in a bit of a funk. She mentioned that perhaps tapping into more creative pursuits, like this blog, could be making me feel different. Not… Continue reading Activating the Creative Psyche

The Golden State Killer

Many of you have seen the news and my god was this a doozy! The Golden State Killer, aka the East Area Rapist, Original Night Stalker, and other monikers, was actually identified, arrested, and brought into police custody yesterday! Now, I don't want to pretend I've heavily studied this case, because I haven't. That said,… Continue reading The Golden State Killer

The Audacity of Apathy

When I started my blog, my bio included a laundry list of topics I planned to cover. It also included a rather abrupt proviso that I would never discuss politics or religion on here. I wanted this to be a source of escapism, not only for myself, but for anyone that might stumble across it or read… Continue reading The Audacity of Apathy