4 May, 2015

Missing the Japanese Garden

May 4th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

I miss the Osaka Japanese Garden; now is the time of year when I would seek it out on a spring time walk. My kids consider it "theirs." Goes to [...]

16 Mar, 2015

The Ugliest Time of the Year

March 16th, 2015|Tags: , , |

This is the ugliest time of the year in Chicago. The snow has melted and so there isn't even a remnant of white covering up the trash that has accumulated [...]

5 Jan, 2015

Those Who Trod Before Me

January 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 [...]

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 Beach [...]

3 Nov, 2014

Joy is… 31 Walks

November 3rd, 2014|Tags: , , , |

The sound of fall: Walking through leaves October went out with a bang here in Chicago; we had such a mighty storm that the waves were swapping over and Lake [...]

1 Feb, 2011

The Descriptive Mood

February 1st, 2011|Tags: , |

Going for a walk invariably puts me in a descriptive mood, especially a walk in nature. I wind up thinking about how I would describe, for instance, the waters of [...]

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