Categories for Lynn’s Writing

Ping Pong and Politics

Imagine getting hired for a new job and having the terms of your tenure determined by…ping pong. Sounds like a pitch for a new reality TV show, doesn’t it? Instead, it’s how we found out how long we’d be serving on the DuPage County Board once we were elected. Yes,... View Article

Baby, We Were Born To Run

After the 2016 national election, for the first time since being elected Class President in high school, I decided to run for office. Those feelings of loss and confusion that had plagued me since that election had made it difficult to figure out the next right steps, but I finally... View Article

My Meeting With Peter Roskam

From the archives at Backwards and in High Heels….   Last week, we got our Daylight Savings-tired selves out of bed super early, braved the snow and cold weather and went to pay our friend Peter Roskam a surprise visit at the Glen Ellyn Civic Center, where he was having... View Article

Every Voice Counts

Museum of Science and Industry with my 5th grader searching for ways to inspire him… Turned the corner and found this exhibit on democracy – stumbled upon my own inspiration! What a great quote. When I read it, I can almost hear Obama’s voice in that sentence. Does anyone else... View Article

Dear Peter Roskam

Dear Representative Roskam: You haven’t met me, yet, but not for my lack of trying. I am one of your constituents from the 6th Congressional District and I just can’t seem to get a hold of you. I thought I’d try a more public forum to see if I could... View Article