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Category Archive: Hearth and Home

Jun 18 2017

Taking the Time to Celebrate Dads

Everyone, including Cassie the wonder pup but excluding Leah living in Chicago, gathered to celebrate Don on Father’s Day today.  While I could be blogging on the statistics surround robocalling and call completion in rural markets, that will just have to wait for another day as we celebrate Dads everywhere for the work they do …

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May 24 2017

Midwestern Nice

My daughter Kelsey finished her first year of graduate school finals – nuclear weapon strategy and a lot of Milk Duds and Tootsie pops (and coffee) fueling her end to this busy spring semester. Given her break of a few days before she heads off to intern at an entity that coordinates complex military operations …

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May 14 2017


It may have taken nearly two years, but I finally made my way to New York City to see the Broadway sensation, Hamilton. I finally hit the point where I realized that the ticket prices weren’t really going to drop that much further and it was simply time. That coupled with a Mother’s Day adventure …

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Apr 15 2017

Wouldn’t It Be Nice To Age Like A Fine Wine?

Another spring, another birthday. Each one makes me realize how much I have to celebrate so I don’t even whine about the passing year or the higher level number I need to hit on the gym cross trainer when I enter in my vital stats before a workout. Speaking of whining/wining….Leah, my oldest, had given …

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Mar 12 2017

Can It Be True, NU?

Northwestern University is known for many things…being the only private school in the Big 10, having a beautiful campus on Lake Michigan, a student body that is diverse and yet best known for those who made their way into the entertainment, science innovation or journalism arena. Sports? Not so much. Which is why it was …

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Jan 10 2017

Alexa, Please …

I find myself incredibly challenged when it comes to buying my husband, Don, holiday gifts. It’s not like he values jewelry or clothing, so I have to work on being creative for him. That usually involves an adventure or experience or sometimes technology (but that’s a tad dicier since if it’s tough to set up, …

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