This Side of Heaven

Exactly a year from now, my best friend from high school and I had an innocent, wonderful New Year’s Eve celebration.  We hunkered down at her Chicago apartment – the skyscraper view from her floor-to-ceiling window was breathtaking – gorged ourselves on snacks, and watched Camp Rock, Mean Girls, and Heathers, the mean-girl characters getting progressively grimmer with each movie.  Moments before the stroke of … Continue reading This Side of Heaven