The Sweetest Class in Chicago: Chocolate 101 at Chocolat Uzma Sharif

I first visited Chocolat Uzma Sharif during our World’s Slowest Marathon, which I wrote about for Men’s Health. It was proper fuel, indeed.  A few weeks ago, I discovered that my favorite Chicago chocolate shop, Chocolat Uzma Sharif, offers a Chocolate 101 workshop (I highlighted the class in a piece I wrote for Midwest Living, which you […]

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Sunsets, Street Tacos, Street Dogs and Hidden Streets: Strolling through Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

First things first: five days in Puerto Vallarta wasn’t enough. We flew down there for a Monday through Friday Thanksgiving trip, and would have loved to stay longer (work called me back, as did super cheap plane tickets, which dictated the timing). We left blustery Chicago and landed in sultry Mexico in late November, and from the […]

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How Mya Saved Jacob by Kate Silver

At the ASJA Content Connections conference Nov. 13, keynote speaker Jay Heinrichs said some incredibly kind things about a story that I wrote for Southwest Airline’s Spirit Magazine (Now called Southwest: The Magazine). Since the magazine doesn’t keep archives for very long–the story ran in 2010–I wanted to share it here. Thanks for all who […]

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