About to board a school bus to chaperone a field trip, I overheard a conversation among parents about children with allergies and how they don’t understand why home baked goods and candy aren’t allowed in the elementary school. How do they allow one child to ruin everyone else’s experience? As I eavesdropped, I could see […]

across the table

June 14, 2019

Across the Table with Kim & Scarlet


So, we all die. We just don’t talk about it. And by IT, I mean, what actually happens when someone dies. We’re all curious about it but we also know that we can’t say “I’m sorry your Grandma passed away. Who did you call when it happened? Did she go to the morgue? Did you […]

across the table

April 22, 2019

across the table with joe betkowski


We sat in the back of the cafe, in leather chairs that made us feel cozy yet very important. The lights were dim, the walls dark, the coffee…excellent. If you’ve never been to Fluid in downtown Valparaiso, it’s important that you try it. Very different, a big focus on great flavors, streamlined ordering and relaxed, […]

across the table, good people, indiana, valparaiso, writing

March 29, 2019

across the table with christine singleton


Across the Table is a feature on my website where I sit down with people who I’ve met that I want to share with you. Sometimes we’ll be hitting up our favorite local coffee shops and sometimes I’ll be meeting with people over Facetime. This is a feature I’ve wanted to do for years. I […]

across the table, and company, good people

March 14, 2019

Across the table with Jennifer Connelly