Monthly Archives: September 2015


Letter From Elba Announcement: Dear Readers, I am taking a short hiatus.  The blog will return on Sunday, October 4.  Have a great couple of weeks.  I’m going to. Okay, back to our regularly-scheduled blog post. See that guy on … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago, pop culture, Theater, Uncategorized | 16 Comments


Yesterday, September sixteenth, was my daughter Natasha’s birthday. Thirty-seven years ago, she made her entrance and my life changed forever. All you parents know what I’m talking about. I- the most reluctant of would-be participants in the reproduction game- had … Continue reading

Posted in Memoir, pop culture | 10 Comments


Author’s Note: For many of my readers tonight marks the start of Rosh Hashanah.  May the upcoming Jewish New Year bring you good health, peace and joy. Whew.  The last week here in Chicago has been so sticky.  And icky. … Continue reading

Posted in pop culture, Spas | 14 Comments

Bragging Rights

That’s my son Nick when he was fourteen and on the set of Married with Children.  (The silicone-enhanced young lady on his arm was an actress who had appeared in the episode we had just watched taped.) I love this … Continue reading

Posted in Computer games, Memoir, Nintendo, Nostalgia, pop culture | 25 Comments

Happy New Year!

This post is dedicated to Ellen Kander and Judy Lynch.  Almost sixty years ago, we were little girls who excitedly waited for the school bus on many a first day of school. Maybe it’s the inveterate student in me, but … Continue reading

Posted in Avoca School, Memoir, New Trier High School, Nostalgia, pop culture | 18 Comments

High Fidelity

This post is dedicated to my friend Rickey Freeman.  Connoisseur of vinyl.  Owner of 3500 albums…and counting. Have you seen the movie High Fidelity?  In it, Rob Gordon- deftly played by John Cusack- is the owner of Championship Vinyl, a … Continue reading

Posted in Movies, Music, New Orleans, pop culture, University of Wisconsin | 12 Comments