• 2020 with a Toddler 

    Sitting in a park, waiting for the minutes to pass Chicago Winter The year opened like any other for most people, maybe. For me, it opened with the new responsibility of taking care of a crawling baby while the ground… Read more →

  • Baby: 9 months in, 9 months out 

    Pregnancy Test

    When you have a baby, you get lots of advice. One early tip was to keep a journal of the experience, to help you process things, or remember things. This blog would have been the perfect place to keep a… Read more →

  • ASMR on YouTube 

    ASMR Olivia Kissper

    What is ASMR? I first heard of ASMR when I was living in Saudi Arabia, trawling the internet at night, as everyone who lives alone in a studio apartment is wont to do. For the uninitiated, ASMR stands for autonomous… Read more →

  • The Press Room, Chicago 

    A Restaurant and Wine Bar in West Loop The Press Room is one of the closest restaurants to where we live and has all the makings of a local favorite. Walking past, I had spied the cosy looking basement lounge… Read more →

  • Cormac McCarthy – All The Pretty Horses 

    wild horses

    It doesn’t matter how much I read, I never seem to make any headway on the literary canon: novels by the likes of Cormac McCarthy, Saul Bellows, Toni Morrison, and Virginia Woolf — not to mention the sagas of Homer… Read more →

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