Author Archives: renbog

About renbog

I have opinions and I have passions and I like to write.

My Journey Back: Temporarily Sidetracked

This is blog post #2 in a series of posts about the journey I am on to recover from complications of back surgery. While I was in inpatient rehab in Silver Cross hospital, I sometimes would have calf pain. I … Continue reading

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My Journey Back: What Happened???

Today, I begin a series of blog posts (that I’m sure some of you just KNEW were coming!) about this journey I have been on for the past few weeks. It’s not a journey I wanted or chose for myself. … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day?

Today is Mother’s Day, a day where we celebrate our moms and mother figures as well as a day where moms and mother figures reflect on the relationships they have with their children and those they regard as children. Which … Continue reading

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#IWSG — Language Has Power

This post is for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. The question for this month is, “What was an early experience where you learned that language had power?” And I had to really stop and think about that. I think that … Continue reading

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#BloggingAtoZ — Zero F’s

My final post is a list of 10 things I give zero F’s about (can’t use the actual F word — when I signed up to do this, I said my blog did not contain adult language or content, so … Continue reading

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#BloggingAtoZ — Yip Yips

One of my favorite memories from my childhood is watching Sesame Street. I still love it, if I’m being honest. I learned my first word in a foreign language watching Sesame Street: agua! And the thing that made me laugh … Continue reading

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#BloggingAtoZ — Hamilton Exhibition

Okay, for my X post, I’m cheating a little by using the X in Hamilton Exhibition to qualify 🙂 Yesterday, the Hamilton Exhibition opened at Northerly Island in Chicago, and my husband and I had tickets to attend. The ridiculous … Continue reading

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#BloggingAtoZ — Wait for It

I always tell people that my favorite song from Hamilton is “Burn” but I’d be lying if I didn’t readily admit that I wouldn’t want to live off the difference between that song and “Wait for It.” “Wait for It” … Continue reading

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#BloggingAtoZ — The Virgin Suicides

I am behind on my blog posts, so expect a barrage of them 🙂 My post for the letter V is another fantastic but disturbing book I read called The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides (yes, I know there’s a … Continue reading

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#BloggingAtoZ — Unwind

My post today is about one of the most haunting, disturbing books I have ever read — Unwind by Neal Shusterman. The premise of the book is this: the second Civil War in our country is called the Heartland War, … Continue reading

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