Mary Schmich

Columnist

Mary Schmich is a columnist for the Chicago Tribune who won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. Her column, which she has written since 1992, appears Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. A Georgia native, she was previously a Tribune national correspondent based in Atlanta. She also teaches yoga, plays mandolin and piano, and with fellow columnist Eric Zorn hosts an annual holiday singalong at the Old Town School of Folk Music.

Recent Articles

  • A Father's Day salute to all the 'dads' who don't have children

    A Father's Day salute to all the 'dads' who don't have children

    Here's a Father's Day salute to all the good men who don't have children. I know several who qualify, and all of them help hold the world together. One is a man named Michael, who at 40 married a woman slightly older. He would have enjoyed having kids and he would have been a great father, better...

  • Reduce the social media in your summer diet

    Reduce the social media in your summer diet

    The first official day of summer is almost here, and once again we're called upon to reckon with an existential question that no one has phrased better than Mary Oliver in her poem "A Summer Day": Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? Ever since I learned that...

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