The Unexpected Benefits of the Polar Vortex

It’s cold in Chicago. Actually, it’s really cold in Chicago, even by winter-in-Chicago standards. School is cancelled for the second day in a row. A couple weeks ago we had Monday and Tuesday off as well, for the first Polar Vortex. As a rule, teachers are more excited than students about having classes cancelled. But … [Read more…]

Full Circle

When I was a kid in elementary school, I knew that I wanted to be a writer.  My first book was hilariously titled White Guys – it was done in white crayon on black paper, and I believe I was in kindergarten or first grade. I distinctly remember writing stories in fourth grade, and trying to … [Read more…]