One More Marathon Post

We were at the .2 of the 26.2 miles of the 2019 Chicago Marathon. Jamie and I had trained together but she had a little more oomph left in her than I did. (I blame the biofreeze, it seemed to make her invincible!) I looked at her and told her to go ahead. We were […]

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I am a Marathoner.

I’ve never considered myself a runner but rather a person who runs. I felt like I didn’t fit into the mold of an athlete. I exercised to keep my metabolism high to counteract my love for ice cream. When I ran races I felt a bit like an imposter. I was running but they were […]

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DragCon

We woke up at the crack of dawn to take the train to Manhattan. Donned with sparkles and glitter we boarded the train the Drag Queen utopia we have visited for the past two years. DragCon is the place on the east coast that queens and fans unite to celebrate the beauty of living your […]

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Hibernation

Winter is when when most people hibernate. We desire our couches with blankets and hot drinks. We long for the days of summer where we hang with out friends. Except me, I hibernate in the summer. Summer is the time to get out, enjoy the sun, and reconnect with your friends. My summer is when […]

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Story Time is now Controversial

Any of you who know me are well aware of my involvement in the local drag community as an audience member, costumer and enthusiast of the art form and the messages that it sends. Queens challenge the ideas of gender, politics, social construct, the list goes on. What is Drag? There really can’t be one […]

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Running With a Team

I’m a track and field dropout. In high school I would see the athletes wearing their matching outfits on game days and be envious of their matching team shirts and decided I wanted to join a sports team. The issue was I didn’t do any sports. What sport could I do without any prior knowledge? […]

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I’m Not Doing It Anymore

For the past three years my sister and I have flown out to Chicago to visit our brother for a weekend. It started out as a one off thing and has morphed into a yearly event. Because we are who we are we had to name the weekend. When we were younger our Mom attempted […]

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Most Embarrassing Moment EVER

October 1990, Evening I was getting ready for bed. The bathroom was on one end of the hallway and my bedroom was on the other. To get from the bathroom to my room I passed my brother’s room, then my sister’s room, then home-base. I had just taken a shower and was walking to my […]

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Grandpa Frank

My father’s father, Frank, was the only grandparent I didn’t have the opportunity to meet. To the credit of my Dad and my Grammy I feel like I know the essence of who he was. I grew up on stories and pictures and was awfully touched when my Dad said that I briefly looked like […]

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My Cuppa Tea

When I first started drinking “real tea”, as in British tea and not the standard American stuff, my British flatmates asked how I liked mine. “Plain please,” I answered. “Right, we put milk in it, do you want sugar?” And that is the moment my love affair with tea began. It started with herbal tea; […]

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