14 Jan, 2016

Looking Up at the Snow

2021-01-03T17:26:50-06:00January 14th, 2016|Tags: |

It snowed in thick flakes the other day. As I looked up at the sky from my window, with ever more fluffs of white tumbling towards me, I felt that [...]

25 Dec, 2015

From the Christkindlmarket

2021-01-03T17:26:59-06:00December 25th, 2015|Tags: , |

From my traditional annual visit to Chicago's downtown Christkindlmarket, Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! It's been unseasonably warm here, no snow flakes and icy cold to company my sipping [...]

24 Nov, 2015

Winter Break In

2021-01-03T17:27:04-06:00November 24th, 2015|Tags: , |

    We had a winter break in this past weekend. I know this is not the proper use of the English term "break in;" rather, it is a literal [...]

29 Oct, 2015

Happy Pumpkin Time!

2021-01-03T17:27:07-06:00October 29th, 2015|Tags: , , |

  Isn't this the cutest potholder ever? A knitted pumpkin? I fell in love with this pattern in the KnitPicks newsletter. Fall is my favorite season, and I love pumpkins [...]

5 Jan, 2015

Those Who Trod Before Me

2021-01-03T17:27:31-06:00January 5th, 2015|Tags: , |

A freshly snowed-on sidewalk reveals who has walked before us. I never quite appreciated that until yesterday morning, when I took my daily walk while it was snowing softly. I [...]

17 Dec, 2014

Happy Chanukah!

2021-01-03T17:27:33-06:00December 17th, 2014|Tags: , , |

Yesterday was the first night of Chanukah, quite appropriate for my family's annual visit to Chicago's Christkindlmarket downtown, thanks to Chabad Lubavitch's giant Menorah. At the Christkindlmarket we stock up [...]

14 Oct, 2014

Paper Pumpkin to the Rescue

2021-01-03T17:27:54-06:00October 14th, 2014|Tags: |

My daughter who's been in Israel for a while now misses pumpkins. It's fall but there ain't any pumpkins to be found in that desert land. She's been on the [...]

18 Sep, 2014

My List for Celebrating Fall

2021-10-21T14:45:09-05:00September 18th, 2014|Tags: , |

Temperatures have been unseasonably nippy here in Chicago; clearly, fall is in the air. It's been a while since I've done a seasonal list, but I am so looking [...]

6 Mar, 2014

What Makes Winter Bearable

2020-08-12T13:02:29-05:00March 6th, 2014|Tags: |

Starting a fire at 10:00 a.m. Ordering a hyacinth garden for a friend recovering from surgery Stocking up on sandalwood lotion and Dead Sea bath salts Hot chocolate for morning break Red [...]

13 Feb, 2014

Winter White Lake

2021-01-03T17:28:41-06:00February 13th, 2014|Tags: , , |

  On Monday I treated myself to a walk on the lakefront. "Treated," because going for a walk is a major operation these days, involving long underwear, serious snow boots [...]

26 Nov, 2013

Osage Oranges

2021-01-03T17:28:52-06:00November 26th, 2013|Tags: , |

Osage oranges are one autumn's delights for me. I never knew about them until my first residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts a few autumns ago. There, [...]

6 Jul, 2012

Tornado Trees

2021-09-22T19:18:55-05:00July 6th, 2012|Tags: , , |

Our property out in the country of northwestern Indiana got hit by a tornado last weekend. Thankfully, none of the buildings were damaged. As we walked assessing the damage, [...]

28 Jun, 2012

Biked the Drive

2021-09-23T18:32:21-05:00June 28th, 2012|Tags: , |

Cruising onto Lake Shore Drive at 57th Street at 5:45 a.m. My kids and I biked Lake Shore Drive back in May. It's taken me this long to report [...]

20 Jun, 2012

My Summer Non-List

2021-09-23T18:51:06-05:00June 20th, 2012|Tags: , |

The first day of summer has me thinking about my summer list. Faithful readers of this blog know that I like to put together a list for each season to [...]

24 Nov, 2011

A Dotted Lantern for Thanksgiving

2021-09-29T13:44:05-05:00November 24th, 2011|Tags: |

Thanksgiving is not Pumpkin Day, but I still had this pumpkin from our trip to the pumpkin farm. And I hadn't gotten around to carving it into the polka-dot [...]

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