Category Archives: Chicago

A whole different kind of life.

I’m in Chicago again, living a whole different kind of life. One full of reading and the dining hall, elevators and transit passes, marked by living with lovely women, a full dose of laughter and silliness, and ongoing conversations about … Continue reading

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Because She Says it Better…

“I have a thing for California, possibly because the four years I lived there during college were the wildest and most disorienting years, punctuated by some of the sweetest moments in all my life. Possibly because California, both in its … Continue reading

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A Semester in Review

I spend a lot of time looking back. Sure, sometimes it’s┬ádistracting to look over your shoulder; sometimes doing so provides prolific insight and understanding, focus and purpose. I like to see lessons learned. Because I’m infinitely skilled at forgetting, I … Continue reading

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Week 12

Spring is coming. It’s nearly here. We had an unusual warm spell last week, but ironically I’m now fighting a cold (but, I think I’m winning). Bear with me, I’m keeping this short and oh-so-sweet. (Posts coming soon: a fun … Continue reading

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Week 11

Here… but soon there.
Not quite there… but still here.

This is an awkward spot, you see.
When I came back from spring break, something shifted.
My roommate wrote above the sink: “Welcome back to your home away from home.”
I smiled, deeply appreciating her and her warm welcome. But, something shifted.
For others, they spent their spring break at home and came back to school – their home away from home.
For me, I went on a sort of blessed vacation and came back to the place I now call my home.
Neither perspective is right, or better.
I just realize that, in a sense, I’m all in.
All in.
In a risky, move-a-thousand-miles-away-don’t-see-anything/anyone-familiar-for-months, kind of way.
My room is my room and, while I’m here, Moody is home.
And that is a good, good thing.
But in five weeks my world moves all over again… again.

Here… but soon there.
Not quite there… but still here.

This is an awkward spot, you see.
But I wouldn’t choose to be anywhere else.
For now.

Week 11.


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Week 10

This is a little late, I know. I was in Colorado and now I’m in Chicago for another six weeks then back to California. Six. More. Weeks. That’s it! Nuts. There are only a few things I’d like to share … Continue reading

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Week 9: Numbers

23 pages of papers written, edited, turned in 1,003 miles traveled from Chicago to Longmont, Colorado 8 books checked out from the Longmont Library 2 loaves of homemade sourdough bread (and counting), a jar of homemade honey a 2 year … Continue reading

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