Every now and then I find a song that touches my heart and soul so deeply that I cannot stop listening to it. Even less often I find a story or a soundtrack, in this case both, that has the same effect on me. This is Hamilton. It’s only been about a week since I starting […]


On Friday I will have two biopsies done on my left breast (one toward the bottom and the other in my armpit). The results will be available on Monday or Tuesday next week. Six months from now I will also return for a mammogram of my right breast, due to calcium deposits. This was not […]


We drove by on our way to dinner and noticed their front door was open. I asked Bob if he minded if we stopped by quickly to say, “hello.” I hadn’t seen them since the day of her funeral (which I ended up giving a eulogy at). I hopped out and rang the door bell. […]


Living Once

by Kathy on October 3, 2013 · 1 comment

in Family, Music, Relationships, Theater

Last week I was running Beyond That. This week I am living Once (the movie soundtrack), in preparation for seeing the musical here in Chicago next week. I saw the movie years ago and it didn’t really do much for me. I appreciated the chemistry the main characters had, who I believe were romantically involved in real […]

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My mom calls them peak life experiences and my friend Lori refers to them as perfect moments. Either way, last night was filled with them. I spent a rare evening with just my mom and dad. We ate at one of my favorite hometown restaurants, Prairie Moon. I ordered my favorite meal there (of course) […]


Running Beyond That

by Kathy on September 26, 2013 · 1 comment

in Gatekeeping, Inspiration, Music

Today I went for a run, but instead of listening to my regular running mix, I chose play Meg Hutchinson’s new album Beyond That. I have been listening to it as much as I can since it was released earlier this week, in anticipation of seeing her perform live on Sunday at Evanston SPACE. But I was […]

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