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Patti Koltes

Real Life © by Patti Koltes. Contact her at pkoltes@gmail.com.

Real Life – Living in the natural world

Preceding our kitchen remodeling, everything in that room had to be packed up and stored. From this daunting prospect flowed a short period of...

Real Life – A construction tale

This year's form of cabin fever manifested itself in an irreversible desire to rid myself of the kitchen I had loved for two decades....

Real Life – The Long Haul

To say I don’t care about cars might be a bit of an overstatement. Every car I’ve owned has been well-tended, regularly washed —...

Real Life – Spark Joy!

I profess the desire to declutter, yet a shelf full of books on the subject has fallen short. Not to be deterred, I added...

Real Life – Trainers and Heels

The first time I realized that I had a competitive athletic streak was during Field Day in elementary school.  Small for my age, and more...

Real Life – Wintertide

Cabin fever came early this year. I am doing what I can to buck up. I don’t remember feeling this way as a kid, most...

Real Life – Avocado toast

In the dark, short days of winter, after resolutions have been made and often broken, comfort food beckons. For me, it evokes the aroma...

Real Life – Let is shine

If consideration for others could be wrapped as a holiday gift, I would willingly brave Chicago winds to distribute it far and wide.  Available to...

Real Life – Perking up

Somehow this summer got away from me. I suspect I am not alone. There were plans. Some were physical goals. Others were recreational. Others still...

Real Life – It’s complicated

“Where are you from?” and “What do you do?”, two of the most common questions posed during polite conversation, are easy openers. I, however,...