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Overnight radio, how I remember thee

Filling in last night on WGN Radio for Patti Vasquez, I jumped back into my old routine of hosting overnight radio on the 11pm to 2am shift. I did that shift just fine for a couple of years before moving to the Saturday 7-9pm weekly time slot I have now, and returning to it was […]

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Opening Monologue: Organizations for Children

The following is a transcript of the opening monologue I do at the top of each show on WGN Radio. My show, the Saturday Night Special, is a single-topic program on which I discuss one topic all night. This week, I discussed organizations that serve children.

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I was given this honey lavender caramel chocolate bauble as a gift and it is so fancy it sparkles, but nothing is too pretty to eat and it is as delicious as it is sparkly (made locally by @allchocolatekitchen)
I was given this honey lavender caramel chocolate bauble as a gift and it is so fancy it sparkles, but nothing is too pretty to eat and it is as delicious as it is sparkly (made locally by @allchocolatekitchen)
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Opening Monologue: The Rejection Show

The following is a transcript of the opening monologue I do at the top of each show on WGN Radio. My show, the Saturday Night Special, is a single-topic program on which I discuss one topic all night. This week, I discussed rejection.

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The first time I did this, I fell straight down in a room of really advanced practitioners and felt embarrassed —> Bound tiger pose, or heading into King Tiger pose as that foot reaches up, stretches the entire front body from ankles to shoulders, strengthens the lower back and hips, feels damn good, and steadies, calling on keeping upright by pressing up, giving yourself foundation, and taking a time out to focus on keeping your balance. Good enough for me; I got a lot to make happen between now and noon tomorrow so stretch and refuel and a brain-break is welcome af.  #yoga #365feministselfie
The first time I did this, I fell straight down in a room of really advanced practitioners and felt embarrassed —> Bound tiger pose, or heading into King Tiger pose as that foot reaches up, stretches the entire front body from ankles to shoulders, strengthens the lower back and hips, feels damn good, and steadies, calling on keeping upright by pressing up, giving yourself foundation, and taking a time out to focus on keeping your balance. Good enough for me; I got a lot to make happen between now and noon tomorrow so stretch and refuel and a brain-break is welcome af. #yoga #365feministselfie
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Opening Monologue: Big Goals and “Bucket” Lists

The following is a transcript of the opening monologue I do at the top of each show on WGN Radio. My show, the Saturday Night Special, is a single-topic program on which I discuss one topic all night. This week, I discussed big life goals and why we might want to stop calling it a […]

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The big, fluffy/dancey/twirly flakes are the best flakes
The big, fluffy/dancey/twirly flakes are the best flakes
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Opening Monologue: Chicago Lit

The following is a transcript of the opening monologue I do at the top of each show on WGN Radio. My show, the Saturday Night Special, is a single-topic program on which I discuss one topic all night. This week, I discussed the literary scene in Chicago.

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The @bakercreekseeds catalog is here and I’m like I WILL FEED THE WHOLE CITY WITH MY PLANT SKILLS —> In the last 100+ years we’ve lost nearly 75% of edible plant varieties due to demand for monocropping, crop uniformity, the agricultural industrial complex. Bad for pollinator creatures and bad for us; with over half the calories in the daily average diet coming from only 5* cereal grains, a homogenous agricultural system is an extremely fragile one (ex: Irish potato famine). Orgs like Baker Creek, @seed_savers_exchange and others work to preserve organic, heirloom seeds to promote biodiversity, stewardship and store seeds and genetic tissue from plants able to thrive w proper care, knowledgeable rotation and companion planting. In summation: plants are great and more plants = better. (*source: UN’s Food & Agriculture Cntr) #planto #nerdforplants
The @bakercreekseeds catalog is here and I’m like I WILL FEED THE WHOLE CITY WITH MY PLANT SKILLS —> In the last 100+ years we’ve lost nearly 75% of edible plant varieties due to demand for monocropping, crop uniformity, the agricultural industrial complex. Bad for pollinator creatures and bad for us; with over half the calories in the daily average diet coming from only 5* cereal grains, a homogenous agricultural system is an extremely fragile one (ex: Irish potato famine). Orgs like Baker Creek, @seed_savers_exchange and others work to preserve organic, heirloom seeds to promote biodiversity, stewardship and store seeds and genetic tissue from plants able to thrive w proper care, knowledgeable rotation and companion planting. In summation: plants are great and more plants = better. (*source: UN’s Food & Agriculture Cntr) #planto #nerdforplants
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Opening Monologues: The Comics and Superheroes Show

The following is a transcript of the opening monologue I do at the top of each show on WGN Radio. My show, the Saturday Night Special, is a single-topic program on which I discuss one topic all night. This week, on the heels of the release of the “Wonder Woman” movie, I discussed comic books […]

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Hat tip to @amberkarnesofficial for highlighting the use of props in yoga as an exercise in confronting our egos; any yogi/yogini has surely felt a little sheepish for reaching for a block or a strap in yoga, especially in a room full of more advanced or not-injured practitioners, or has felt frustrated for needing the help, even in private. But indeed props give us deeper access to confront ourselves, physically and emotionally. And if support can give us access to a new or deeper pose or idea, then unapologetically bring out all the props, bolsters, straps, and spotters you need, declare “this is what I need today” and be proud af #yoga
Hat tip to @amberkarnesofficial for highlighting the use of props in yoga as an exercise in confronting our egos; any yogi/yogini has surely felt a little sheepish for reaching for a block or a strap in yoga, especially in a room full of more advanced or not-injured practitioners, or has felt frustrated for needing the help, even in private. But indeed props give us deeper access to confront ourselves, physically and emotionally. And if support can give us access to a new or deeper pose or idea, then unapologetically bring out all the props, bolsters, straps, and spotters you need, declare “this is what I need today” and be proud af #yoga
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Opening Monologues: The Mental Health Show

The following is a transcript of the opening monologue I do at the top of each show on WGN Radio. My show, the Saturday Night Special, is a single-topic program on which I discuss one topic all night. This week, I discussed mental health.

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Camera test/pre-show realness/my electronica album cover #365feministselfie
Camera test/pre-show realness/my electronica album cover #365feministselfie
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Opening Monologue: Chronic Busyness Show

The following is a transcript of the opening monologue I do at the top of each show on WGN Radio. My show, the Saturday Night Special, is a single-topic program on which I discuss one topic all night. This week, I discussed chronic busyness. (Listen) (Start) The simple “hello, how are you?” it’s innocent enough, […]

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Hydroponic windowsill Hyacinth experiment continues to thrive. Native to eastern Mediterranean/Middle Eastern areas, Hyacinths are gorgeously fragrant, brightly colored, powerfully and boldly pretty. Recall the flower Homer references as having grown up from spilled blood after Apollo accidentally whacked his lovahhh Hyacinthus while discus throwing. But then Zephyrus factors in and there is drah-muh. But fast forward to my windowsill in Chicago and there’s no drama, just a pretty plant, not about to give af and growing away in the sunshine in January.
#nerdforplants
Hydroponic windowsill Hyacinth experiment continues to thrive. Native to eastern Mediterranean/Middle Eastern areas, Hyacinths are gorgeously fragrant, brightly colored, powerfully and boldly pretty. Recall the flower Homer references as having grown up from spilled blood after Apollo accidentally whacked his lovahhh Hyacinthus while discus throwing. But then Zephyrus factors in and there is drah-muh. But fast forward to my windowsill in Chicago and there’s no drama, just a pretty plant, not about to give af and growing away in the sunshine in January. #nerdforplants