2 Mar, 2018

To the Lighthouse

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How can a public place can be so personal? How can I be so attached to a place I don't own,  maintain, nor have a say in its very existence? [...]

8 Jul, 2016

Peace is at the Beach

July 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 [...]

8 Dec, 2014

You Can Always Count on the Waves

December 8th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

  I consider living along the Chicago lakefront one of the great blessings of my life. The other day I went for one of my favorite walks, along Rogers Park [...]

10 Jul, 2013

A Little Beach Photo Essay

July 10th, 2013|Tags: , , |

Lighthouse at Rogers Park Beach, Chicago I've given my blog a bit of a break to allow the corresponding post to my WSJ essay some space, but I've missed blogging! [...]

17 Jun, 2013

The Waves and the Wind – a Video

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Today is video day at the Blogathon, and with that in mind I shot my first video using my Smartphone (a simple step but also a big one...) last week, [...]

18 Feb, 2013

Winter Beach

February 18th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , |

Assembling a photo essay from one of my outings is one of my happiest pursuits, and so over this long weekend (In the U.S. it's Presidents Day today, which means the [...]

14 Jan, 2013

The Beauty of the Parking Lot

January 14th, 2013|Tags: , , |

Luc-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, June 2009 Ok, so this parking lot is beautiful because it is a) on the Normandy Coast of France, and b) features a sunset. I chose this [...]

7 Jan, 2013

Winter Beach Walk

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New Year's Day had me walking the beach with my younger son, and I'm glad we did because then the weather turned gray, and the last remnants of ice and [...]

6 Dec, 2012

To the Lighthouse

December 6th, 2012|Tags: , , |

Ah, to live in the city and yet to be at sea!   Tuesday morning I got to visit one of my favorite haunts again - Loyola Beach on the far [...]

23 Jan, 2012

Photo Essay: The Chicago Lakefront in Winter

January 23rd, 2012|Tags: , , |

My daughter and I braved the cold, the grey and the wind yesterday and walked the Chicago lakefront. We were rewarded with this symphony of grey and white, and what seemed [...]

22 Nov, 2011

Photo Essay: Fall at the Beach

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I love that living in Chicago means the beach is not only about summer. Here's the concession stand at the Rogers Park Beach in October. Here's that same stand a few [...]

23 Sep, 2011

Photo Essay: End of Summer

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Does anything say "end of summer" better than an overturned lifeguard chair? Yesterday was the official end of summer, according to the calendar. Some mornings I drive my kids to [...]

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