Becky’s Blog

When EVERYONE Came to My Yard

A couple of nights ago I went for a walk and when I returned, everyone had showed up in my yard. Literally. An index card with the word "everyone"...

To See Or Not to See

I noticed him walking toward us as we headed down a street I didn't know. Chicago is a big city, I'm a little directionally challenged, and it was...

What Happens When You Eavesdrop on the Subway

I didn't mean to eavesdrop. Or maybe I did. Either way, my Nosey Nancy self got herself a gift last week on vacation and my brain is still turning...

Stepping into Paintings– Treasures I Found There

Do you know this chair? You may recognize it as Van Gogh's, a chair with his pipe and tobacco on the seat, his distinctive signature on the box...

Saying Yes to What Scares You- What’s the Worst That Could Happen?

I found out the answer to that question at 1:48 am on Sunday morning. It's kind of hilarious now, but it absolutely wasn't then. But more about that...

Why I Was Running Around My Yard After Midnight

If you walked past my house at 11:54 pm on Wednesday night, you might have seen me running around my back yard in my pajamas and bedroom slippers,...

Three Must-See Snapshots from the Queen of the World

If I were the Queen of the World today, I'd raise my scepter at you people and make a royal command. YOU MUST TRAVEL BACK IN TIME WITH ME TO LAST...

Knocking on My Own Door

Meet my old friend Marianne. I found her at a flea market back when we lived in France and named her Marianne, after the beautiful woman you see all...

Big Questions at the Cafeteria

When I met one of my second grade friends for lunch at her school today, I knew we'd have a really fun time- and we sure did! I figured we'd get to...

Stranger Conversations

Something slightly wacko happened to me in the ladies' room at the mall last Friday. I had just exited my stall and was standing at the sink washing...