1 Mar, 2012

Photo Essay: The Colors of Millennium Park

March 1st, 2012|Tags: , |

As some of you know from my recent "Drab & Color" photo essay, I've been hunting for color lately. Last week I had a little time before meeting a friend [...]

29 Feb, 2012

Chicago Bookstores: Hyde Park

February 29th, 2012|Tags: , |

The "Memoirs A-Z" book case at Powell's - if you read this blog regularly, you know I'm partial to memoirs, so it will come as no surprise that this is [...]

23 Feb, 2012

Photo Essay: Drab and Color

February 23rd, 2012|Tags: , |

To date we've had merely two significant snow falls in Chicago, and both times the snow lasted only a few days, so it's been a drab winter. Without the white blanket of [...]

28 Dec, 2011

A Menorah and a Wreath

December 28th, 2011|Tags: , , , |

Today is the last day of Chanukah, so it's high time I share this picture with you, taken at the Pritzker Military Library last week. The library overlooks Michigan Avenue [...]

27 Dec, 2011

Photo Essay: Christkindlmarket Chicago

December 27th, 2011|Tags: , , , , |

Even though I don't celebrate Christmas, a visit to the Christkindlmarket downtown Chicago is obligatory - mainly because I can find favorite German delicacies there that I remember from my [...]

20 Dec, 2011

Photo Essay: Lincoln Park Zoo

December 20th, 2011|Tags: , |

My 11-year-old is off from school already this week, and wanted to go to the zoo (Who knew?). So yesterday we spent the morning at Lincoln Park Zoo. I hadn't [...]

1 Dec, 2011

Encounter with Art

December 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, [...]

22 Nov, 2011

Photo Essay: Fall at the Beach

November 22nd, 2011|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

16 Nov, 2011

Photo Essay: Golden Streets

November 16th, 2011|Tags: , , |

If it weren't for the leaf blowers, Chicago's streets would be paved in gold these days, as this sidewalk is, at least in one spot. I am somewhat infatuated with fall, so [...]

11 Nov, 2011

A Serendipitous Concert

November 11th, 2011|Tags: , |

Sometimes life hands you bliss on a silver platter – but how to capture that joy? I will give it a try here by sharing a recent experience, and you, [...]

23 Sep, 2011

Photo Essay: End of Summer

September 23rd, 2011|Tags: , , , , |

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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