29 Sep, 2016

Visiting My Old Life

2021-01-03T17:26:25-06:00September 29th, 2016|Tags: , |

Yesterday morning I had occasion to walk around the downtown Chicago neighborhood of Streeterville where I used to work eight years ago. It's always interesting to see how much it [...]

8 Jul, 2016

Peace is at the Beach

2021-01-03T17:26:32-06:00July 8th, 2016|Tags: , |

Temperatures have soared in Chicago, and so it's fitting that my beach article appeared on kveller today. The idea for it occurred to me many years ago while sprawled on [...]

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 [...]

29 Apr, 2014

Driehaus Museum

2021-01-03T17:28:30-06:00April 29th, 2014|Tags: , |

Drawing Room Lamp, Driehaus Museum Two blocks west of the Magnificent Mile, on Erie Street, there is to be found a marble palace. It is, from the outside, an stately [...]

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 [...]

5 Feb, 2014

Serenity at the VCCA

2021-01-03T17:28:43-06:00February 5th, 2014|Tags: |

Oh, the serenity of a residency at the VCCA! I've returned to my everyday life in Chicago, and already VCCA's calm and focused atmosphere seems elusive. So I thought I'd [...]

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 [...]

14 Jan, 2012

Space Camp

2021-09-27T19:37:53-05:00January 14th, 2012|Tags: , |

Since I went with my two older kids when they were in 3rd and then 4th grade, a trip with my youngest, now in 6th grade, was overdue. So [...]

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