Pandemic Week 46: Mastering the morning routine

Pandemic Week 46: Mastering the morning routine

Not everyone needs three hours to get ready in the morning. The alarm goes off and some people, quickly armed with a cup of coffee and a danish, can start their day. For some, 30 minutes is all that lies between the sound of the alarm and sitting in the home office ready to tackle the day. I need more than that. A lot more. 

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My wish for the New Year

My wish for the New Year

The late evening – early morning actually – was crisp and clear. Above me I could see what seemed like a million stars. Being careful not to misstep as I bent my neck as far as it would go, I took in as much of the night sky as possible, while the dog six feet from me on a leash in my right hand pulled me steadily forward.

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A different December

A different December

December looks a little different this year. Our neighborhoods are still adorned with lights, our living rooms with decorations that reflect holidays past. But we all know this December is vastly different. If we’re not taking risks, we’ve planned intimate gatherings at home with our immediate family. Maybe others will join on Zoom. How many even knew what Zoom was last year?

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More than Virtual: the 2020 Chicago Marathon

More than Virtual: the 2020 Chicago Marathon

Last weekend was Chicago Marathon Weekend. Although not really. There was no Expo at McCormick Place. There was no gear check, no crowds of runners with nervous anticipation along Columbus Drive. There were no start corrals, or music or cheering fans. Another cancelled event. Another reminder that this is a year like no other.

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