The Father of Reason

The Father of Reason

Just as my mother is the voice of reason and practicality, traits she passed on to me, so is my father the bottomless well of propellant that sees what is possible. When I am faced with a choice, I am …
What My Mother Taught Me

What My Mother Taught Me

As the years go on, it becomes more and more apparent, and overwhelming, just how much my mother has influenced and shaped me. All of us – young women especially – who have strong bonds with our moms know the …

Star Power

My son is really into space lately. He’s becoming the real Sheldon Cooper, as much of a cliché as that might sound. It started innocently enough, with a book from the 1980’s that we picked up from the library...

Why am I doing this?

Of course, one does not need to look far to find good reasons to donate to a worthy cause such as autism awareness. I thought about whether to even say anything. There is a need to protect a child’s anonymity …

Of Math and Music

1 + 1 = 2. 2 + 2 = 4 Ab + Cm = AbMaj7 The link between math and music has been well documented and explored in various ways. For my part, I’ve always loved both. When I was …
Choosing America

Choosing America

Rummaging through the attic this week, we pulled out a box of old papers to find a copy of the Chicago Sun Times magazine from 1975. The front cover was an impossibly handsome Jack Nicholson, and the back cover...