Category Archives: AtoZ Blog Challenge April 2015

Reflecting on the 2015 AtoZ Blog Challenge

  My 3rd year to participate in the Challenge – I’ll be back! SHARING SOME THINGS I’VE LEARNED: Participating in the #Challenge can be stress free IF you write all your posts ahead of time, and have them waiting in … Continue reading

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AtoZ Blog Challenge – Z – Zoo-Lincoln Park

I hope you have enjoyed the 2015 AtoZ Challenge. I am grateful for all your comments and compliments about the excerpts from the new novel, Facing East. Come back and visit. You can follow the blog and receive notice when … Continue reading

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AtoZ Blog Challenge – Y – Evanston YMCA

This post is dedicated to the class of ’56 at ETHS           So many of us grew up together at the Y. Evanston YMCA Growing up in Evanston, the YMCA was an important  place to all … Continue reading

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AtoZ Blog Challenge – X – A taXi in Rome

The #Challenge is almost over. Thank you for spending the month of April with me while we looked at the settings for the new novel. I hope you won’t disappear, leaving me missing you. Follow Me and let’s stay connected … Continue reading

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AtoZ Blog Challenge – W – An Important Wall in Chicago

I invite you to follow this blog after the #Challenge is completed. I will return to posts on gardening, writers and their books, and personal essays on things that make my life rich and interesting. In Chicago, one of the … Continue reading

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AtoZ Blog Challenge – V – Vespas in Italy

I invite you to follow this blog after the #Challenge is completed. I will return to posts on gardening, writers and their books, and personal essays on things that make my life rich and interesting. The novel, Facing East is … Continue reading

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AtoZ Blog Challenge – U – University of Chicago

I invite you to follow this blog after the #Challenge is completed. I will return to posts on gardening, writers and their books, and personal essays on things that make my life rich and interesting. Photograph by Katie Houghtlin – … Continue reading

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A to Z Blog Challenge -T- The Chicago TRIBUNE

I hope you will continue to follow me after the #challenge is over so we can explore life together. Children waited every October for the Chicago Tribune to reprint the 1912 copyrighted story called Injun Summer by John T. McCutcheon. … Continue reading

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AtoZ Blog Challenge – S – Snow in April -Sorry!

I hope you will continue to follow me after the #challenge is over so we can explore life together. The scene before her had shifted to previous winters, when perched atop the warm radiator cover in her childhood bedroom, she … Continue reading

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AtoZ Blog Challenge – R – Ravenswood Neighborhood in Chicago

I hope you will continue to follow me after the #challenge so we can explore life together The neighborhood aspect of Chicago is important to the city. I wrote about Lutz Bakery in the post for L, which is located in … Continue reading

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AtoZ Blog Challenge – Q – Chicago Q Barbque

I HOPE YOU WILL FOLLOW ME AFTER THE #CHALLENGE SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO EXPLORE LIFE TOGETHER 1160 N Dearborn St Chicago, IL 60610 b/t Division St & Elm St in Near North Side  You must admit the letter Q … Continue reading

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AtoZ Blog Challenge – P – Pienza in Italy

WELCOME TO THE #CHALLENGE This is your invitation to ‘FOLLOW ME’ throughout the #Challenge and beyond. I would enjoy your company. Once upon a glorious time, I was in Italy on a wonderful garden tour. I have imaged returning, particularly … Continue reading

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