It was Halloween at The Hutch, a newish restaurant on Avondale near Pop’s, Provision Kitchen, Trader Joe’s and the rest Kim and I have become unlikely friends at work.  She has only recently returned from maternity leave – a hiatus I didn’t know if I could survive. The restaurant wasRead More →

Amanda took a hazelnut creamer, eyed it, peeled off the seal, and tipped it into her coffee.  We sat in the front corner booth at Beverly’s – a little breakfast dive on Northwest Expressway.  The server came by and interrupted our small-talk banter several times before we committed to ourRead More →

The evening I sat down to write this entry I was returning from the funeral of my grandmother.  My last remaining grandparent.  Just a few nights prior I was sitting down one house to the east in the living room of my neighbor, MaryAnn. Aimee and I have fed MaryAnnRead More →