Mile Marker

I’m super excited to say that, as of this Friday, I will have been writing for the paper for an entire year.  What an incredible privilege it has been to share my thoughts and hard earned tools with all of you! My hope in doing this was…

Hiked My Way Home

On my recent vacation, I rediscovered something that I thought I had lost.  My friend, Lauren, and I, left out of Chicago at 6am and started our adventure out West.  After fifteen hours in the car, on day one, we found ourselves in South Dakota. …

Independence Lane

As my hometown celebrated its sesquicentennial over the Fourth of July weekend, there were plenty of fireworks, timely traditions, conversations about our village’s creation, and independence as a defined community.  I thought it would be…

Taking Ownership

Ever spend time with someone who is completely oblivious to how their actions affect others?  They have no concept of the time it takes them self to do basic things?  And they shrug off all responsibility for their actions?  Welcome to my…