Category Archives: daily life

The Christmas Gift from The Roommate We Kicked Out

Last summer, we took in a guy who needed a place. Maybe you’ve done this. He’d moved to the big city with high hopes and a friend who wanted him to move in. That lasted a month. He found another … Continue reading

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Half-Off November

I edited two chapters in the House novel and written a short story. Very little else… I have an Understanding From Above that this ‘season’ in Chicago is going to be about Discipline no matter what form it takes. Continue reading

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Change of Seasons

A father with two little girls in tow stepped out from behind a parked minivan right in front of me. Continue reading

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