High-flying Editor-in-Chief Karen Hawkins named this column after taking a day job with four days a week of travel all over the country. While she hasn't been traveling yet, she still has lots to say. These are her stories.
I can't remember how old I was the first time I interviewed someone. Seven? Eight?
The subject also remains fuzzy, but it was undoubtedly one of my grandparents, graciously answering my nosy questions with a feigned formality that made me feel, even then, like a real reporter.
What I also can remember is the weight in my hands of that, by today's standards, massive tape Read more
It’s a question I’m hearing with alarming regularity these days, and I’ll admit it’s a pretty fair one.
I’ve been to five states in the first four months of this year: Illinois (where the media Rebellion lives); Arizona (where a high school bestie and her hilarious family live); Washington (where my lovely and talented girlfriend lives); Nevada (what ha Read more
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Greetings from The Bench!
The bench? Ah yes, it's a magical place where consultants are sent when they, like me, are "between projects." The bench is wherever you want it to be. It's kind of like Oz. But the munchkins are pastries, not people.
I landed on the bench because my first project has ended, and my second hasn't started yet. It all means I have an embarrassingly lu Read more
When I came out more than 15 years ago, gay marriage felt like merely a twinkle in the community's eye.
The federal "Defense of Marriage Act" (DOMA) had been passed a few years before, and those radicals in Vermont hadn't yet created the compromise of "civil unions," a phenomenon that's always been confusing to me both legally and linguistically. (Afterward, are couples civil union Read more
Last week I wrote about seeing Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, an experience I found so moving I felt compelled to share it.
This week, I had an experience that was moving (groan) in a different way, and it's just hilarious enough that I feel compelled, again, to share: I went go-karting. With gays. In the suburbs. On a Thursday night.
Let me 'splain.
A dear friend recently turne Read more
For as many years as I can remember, my mother has taken my sister and I to see Alvin Ailey Dance Theater for the company's annual swing through Chicago at the Auditorium Theatre. It's something I look forward to every year, and for the past few years, I've taken the tradition off my mother's hands and bought us all tickets for Christmas. We went to the matinee performance Sunday, and wh Read more
As I was wandering around downtown the other day, I did a double-take at the "we're going to be closed Monday" signs on the doors of several public buildings.
Oh, right. Casimir Pulaski Day.
Don't get me wrong: I don't have anything against Casimir Pulaski. In fact, every year I have to be reminded who in the world he is (http://www.nps.gov/fopu/historyculture/casimir-pulaski.htm). Bu Read more