Feeling My Age at the Chicago Auto Show

I recently spent a day at the Chicago Auto Show with my son – who is turning 16. He’s feeling pretty grown-up these days. I’m feeling frazzled. Read on: It used to be, when I’d take the kids to the Chicago Auto Show, I’d feel exhilarated. Bedazzled. Young, Sleek. Bright. Super-charged. The other day when I took my youngest son to…

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Dusting Off a Valentine from the Family Archives!

Dear Mom, Thanks. Thank you for saving every card I ever made for you. And thank you for carefully taping them in to scrapbook after scrapbook. Preserving them as if they were meant to go to the Smithsonian someday. What you actually created, as I now look at all your efforts forty-some years later, was enough “memories” to fill four…

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