I saw a rainbow the other day when I was in Florida. It had been raining on and off during the afternoon, which is par for the course ..
It might be cold out (mostly—that strange 60 degree snap was bizarre!), but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t SPRING SEMESTER! After a..
It’s been a long break. We finished classes about ten days before Christmas, and if you aren’t doing J-Term classes, it’s almost Febru..
I went to New York last weekend and saw Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, which is also known to some as “Spider-Man the Musical.” I have..
It’s so much easier to answer, “I teach,” when someone asks what I do for a living than to say I’m a writer, but at the core of everyt..
On New Year’s Day, I was walking around my neighborhood. There was still a blanket of snow, but it wasn’t miserably cold, because it w..
The semester is over. The lights are up at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Santas are all around Chicago. Salvation Army bell-ringers are asking..
In one of my classes this week, we read Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury’s classic about a society that burns books and one man that dares..
Another class I’m taking this semester is Laurie Lawlor’s Young Adult Fiction class. In this class, we study novels written for the 12..