I’ve been feeling so melancholy lately. I don’t know whether it’s PMS, hormones,  or the weather. TV shows make me cry. Songs make me cry. Books make me cry. I feel as though there’s a big, gaping hole in my heart, and nothing can fill it. What’s wrong with me?… Read More


I can only remember one instance in which I fell for an April Fool’s joke. I was recalling it for a friend and thought I’d share it here as well. It happened many moons ago, when I worked at CBS Records. I had gone out to lunch and when I returned, I found a message… Read More


The building housing our new station also houses Real Networks, one of the original music streaming services. They supply the music for the building’s elevators and restrooms, as well as building’s lobby cafe. For the past two weeks, the stream has featured songs from the early to mid 1980s – mostly pop, some rock. Many… Read More


This morning, I saw a pin on my Pinterest timeline that read, “All it takes is one song to bring back 1,000 memories.”  The quote got me thinking about songs that have that effect on me, but nothing immediately sprang to mind. A bit later, as I was in the ladies’ room at work, “Red… Read More


It started out innocuously enough. Elizabeth, our assignment editor, called out, “Su, do you speak Korean?” “Yes,” I answered. “Why?” “The woman on the phone needs someone who can speak Korean.” So… I picked up the phone. The woman on the other end introduced herself and gave me her background. She had raised two sons… Read More


Lately, I’ve been feeling the pull of the ocean, even though I haven’t set foot near the water. No, the ocean I’m feeling is churning inside me, calling on me to make the changes I so desperately need to make. But do I move to make the changes? No. I’m still standing, feet planted in… Read More


(written: April 12, 2007) I saw video of a child hugging his dad, crying. Let me back up a bit. The dad, just back from Iraq, decided to surprise his son at school. Our photographer backed into the classroom first, followed by the boy’s mom. Then Dad walked in. The camera swung around- caught the… Read More


(written: June 8, 2006) My Life It is what it is The storytelling That blossomed into lies The depression-fueled lows The cocaine highs The dreams that came true And those that failed miserably Money evaporating before my eyes Leaving me in the dark I fell hard But I never stayed down Does that make me… Read More


“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.”~Emily Dickinson Yes, Su is quoting again! Seriously, I saw this and it really spoke to me. It’s so easy to shut our souls down because we are upset, tired, frustrated or depressed. I am guilty of that. My heart and soul shut down,… Read More


By now, the internet and social media are teeming with stories, thoughts and opinions about the investigation into rape accusations made against Blackhawks star Patrick Kane. I’m not here to add to the plethora of posts and comments, but to share a two of my favorites. This first comes from Julie DiCaro, a columnist for… Read More