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My WINNETKA Podcast Launches Feb. 4!

Hi all, I am incredibly excited…my new podcast, WINNETKA, officially launches Feb. 4! If you haven’t subscribed yet–shame on you!–you can do so at Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. You an also subscribe on our website. Right now I’m posting sample stories from the show. Enjoy those while you …

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Nicknames (Sample Story from my new podcast, WINNETKA)

In the fine WASP tradition of gifting innocent children with preposterous nicknames, my parents changed the perfectly civilized names we were given at birth to goofy alternatives. Mine was the worst. Warning: it starts with P. Hear all about it in this sample story from my new podcast, WINNETKA… . or listen …

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Julie’s Chocolate Roll

My sister-in-law Julie is an incredible cook. Her mother, Bette, taught her to make this chocolate roll. Bette used to make six of these every holiday…

Gimme A Bar

I was wishing I had one of these at four o’clock Friday when I almost bought those black Repetto shoes to wear to a memorial service but instead lef…