Posts Tagged ‘Chicago’


April 27, 2013

I normally am quiet but in light of events that have been happening in the world of racing I have to make a plea on behalf of my daughter.

My oldest daughter Katie is an avid runner and also volunteers at Paws. She once again is running in the Rock and Roll Half Marathon for Team Paws. This wonderful organization needs our help.

I’ve always been big on volunteering, especially for Animal Welfare, Paws, etc..

If everyone donated a dollar, imagine how much closer Katie would be to her goals. The race is in July. This is one of Paws big fundraisers. All done by their volunteer runners.

Cheers to those who continue to run and not give in to fear.

Please consider donating to this worthy cause. Every dollar helps.

There are not 249 days as listed on the page to raise the money for this event. The date of the Chicago Rock & Roll Half Marathon is July 21, 2013. There is only 2 ½ months. The 249 days is for PAWS total fundraising goal for the year.

Thanks you for helping if you can.



Riding The Rail by Julia Devlin

September 17, 2009

RidingTheRail  3.00Riding The Rail  by Julia Devlin

The Wild Rose Press

When Serena Adams collided with a gorgeous young stranger on a crowded subway, nothing could have prepared her for the hottest ride of her life… Serena gets more than she bargained for when her ordinary morning commute turns into an erotic encounter with a much younger man able to excite her with the merest touch. Later that morning, Serena’s prospective new client turns out to be her El train stranger and she can’t believe her misfortune. If she can’t ride the rails without wanting to devour him, how will she manage to work with him professionally? Julian St. Claire believed he would never see the beautiful woman from the El again. However, this turns out to be his lucky day when she falls into his lap hours later. Never one to back down from a challenge, he pursues the sexy siren, despite her protests about their age difference. The way Julian sees it, age is no match for undeniable chemistry. Can the two sort our their differences to enjoy the physical attraction they discovered…riding the rail?

I enjoyed this delightful story about an older woman and younger man in Chicago. I was happy that Ms. Devlin wrote about the subjects she knew, Chicago and management consultants, as it made the story that much more enjoyable. The details of the city with the El trains and how they do go underground on  several of the lines and that there is an El stop at Clark and Lake Streets. Also her knowledge of management consultations showed in the story with Serena’s meetings with Julian and Ryan. All these little things made the story much more enjoyable for me.