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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

1 Mar, 2013

February Fireworks

2021-01-03T17:29:18-06:00March 1st, 2013|Tags: |

Navy Pier Fireworks (via ChicTraveler) I moseyed downtown today after work to attend a gallery opening in the hopes of meeting Michael Thompson, whose art work Kosher I've featured on [...]

25 Feb, 2013

Grönemeyer in Chicago

2021-01-03T17:29:18-06:00February 25th, 2013|Tags: , |

Herbert Grönemeyer Concert at Chicago Theatre, February 23, 2013 Lieber Herbert Grönemeyer,   [English translation below] Herrlich, dass Sie da waren! Dass wir Sie in Chicago hautnah erlebt haben, für $50 [...]

23 Jan, 2013

Snow Flurries!

2021-01-03T17:29:28-06:00January 23rd, 2013|Tags: , |

I usually don't get excited about snow flurries, especially not on a rather dreary day like today, but right now I am because it means we are finally getting some snow [...]

28 Jun, 2012

Biked the Drive

2021-01-03T17:32:08-06:00June 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, and it's taken me this long to report [...]

5 Jun, 2012

At the 57th Street Art Fair

2021-01-03T17:32:10-06:00June 5th, 2012|Tags: , |

Howard Scott's funny maps intrigue visitors at the 57th Street Art Fair Browsing the 57th Street Art Fair, right in our very own neighborhood of Hyde Park in Chicago, is [...]

27 May, 2012

Bike the Drive

2021-01-03T17:32:15-06:00May 27th, 2012|Tags: , , |

Catching my own shadow biking earlier this year, when I was still wearing a heavy jacket. This morning, as this post is going up, I am biking the Drive. Bike [...]

4 May, 2012

The Poetry Garage

2021-01-03T17:32:26-06:00May 4th, 2012|Tags: , |

We had been parking at the 201 West Madison Self Park in downtown Chicago for years, when all of a sudden, pretty much exactly a year ago, it turned into "The Poetry Garage." [...]

1 Dec, 2011

Encounter with Art

2021-01-03T17:32:48-06:00December 1st, 2011|Tags: , |

When you first approach the Midway, you wonder: What shines so bright between the trees at night? In Chicago you don't have to go to a museum to experience art. Rather, [...]

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