The Culinary Cycle

I spent the evening enjoying a fabulous dinner across from some people who had apparently had a really bad day, maybe a really bad life. They found problems with everything. That is, until I waxed rhapsodic about my steak. Then they each asked for a bite. They, amazingly, approved. They looked for problems and found … Read more

Comfort Zone? What Comfort Zone?

Day 3: “I’m very inappropriate, which makes me a problem dinner guest, because at some point during the evening someone inevitably says, ‘Okay, heh heh heh, okay, too much information! Heh heh heh. Don’t go there!’ I live there. I bought a house there.” – Margaret Cho, the empress of edginess I’m betting everyone has a … Read more

Look Both Ways

Tonight I saw something no one should ever have to see.

The evening started off pleasantly enough. I met my boyfriend Jim at Columbia College because he was moderating a panel for the Chicago Music Commission. I felt a little silly-romantic because that’s how we’d met almost two years ago. He moderated, I introduced myself. We joked tonight that it was an anniversary, of sorts.

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