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About Restless Cube Dweller

Most of my adult life has been defined finding homes in unconventional places, and learning to interact positively with others. I've lived in the middle of nowhere, in small cities, in large cities, in the suburbs, and now in Dubuque, Iowa. This blog represents my musings about growing up, moving on, finding love, and eating well in the suburbs and beyond.


November marked my third year in Chicagoland and it was also the month Nick received word that he would be returning to Dubuque. His stint as an outside sales rep is officially over and we are going “home” very soon. … Continue reading

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This is a photo of my youngest brother and me when I was about sixteen. There are very few photos of us together, so having this one makes me happy.

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Saying good night to my twenties…

When I wake up tomorrow, I will be thirty. I can’t wait to see what’s next!

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Eat Beef…because the West wasn’t won on salad…

This slogan was one of the many bumper stickers my grandpa had plastered on the back of his classic junker cars. If he were alive today, I have to wonder what he would think of my participation in Veguary.  Since … Continue reading

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All About My Mother

Ever since my mother and I attended our joint counseling session last December, my perspective about our relationship has been slowly changing. Through my own counseling, I realized that I have taken too much responsibility in trying to improve her situation while damaging … Continue reading

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A Healthy Start to Veguary

Today is the official start to Veguary! I love that we are going vegetarian for the month of February. It seems like a fun way to try out some new foods and get healthier. I have to say that I feel … Continue reading

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2012 Hopes

The first real snow has arrived in D’s G (that’s my suburb speak for Downers Grove) and I was busily working from home today when I realized that I have not written my ritual “Good-bye last year. Hello this year” … Continue reading

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