7 Jan, 2013

Winter Beach Walk

January 7th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

31 Dec, 2012

Between the Years: Home Organizing

December 31st, 2012|Tags: , |

Yesterday I spent pretty much the whole day clearing a particularly irksome pile of paperwork. It was a project I had begun two months ago, using Gretchen Rubin's "suffer for [...]

28 Dec, 2012

Between the Years: Reclaiming the Desk

December 28th, 2012|Tags: , |

Greetings from my desk, where I am looking out on this wintery scene today while tackling some long overdue paperwork. Despite the chill outside, it's cozy here with a hot [...]

14 Dec, 2012

At the Christkindlmarket

December 14th, 2012|Tags: , , , |

This is why we go to the Christkindlmarket in downtown Chicago every year - to visit the giant Menorah during Chanukah, and to enjoy German delicacies from our past (My [...]

15 Mar, 2012

Photo Essay: Maple Sugar Festival

March 15th, 2012|Tags: , , |

Going to the Maple Sugar Time Festival in the Indiana Dunes is one family tradition I started when the kids were little, and since we missed it last year, my [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

12 Dec, 2011

My Winter List: Things to Do in Winter

December 12th, 2011|Tags: , , |

We had the first dusting of snow in Chicago last week, and temperatures dipped below the freezing point over the weekend, so clearly the weather is telling me: It's winter. Thus [...]

7 Feb, 2011

A Snow Route as a Metaphor for Writing

February 7th, 2011|Tags: , |

Walking along the snow covered lakefront, where the blizzard left its plentitude, is very much like writing. On my walk this morning, the path initially was clear, not down to [...]

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