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 [...]

9 Sep, 2015

The Postcard Tradition

2021-01-03T17:27:13-06:00September 9th, 2015|Tags: , , |

I haven’t been around because I’ve been chilling, and before I was chilling, I was traveling—days crammed with stuffing suitcases, riding taxes and buses, making it to the airport on time, [...]

2 Aug, 2015

Jerusalem Street Library

2021-01-03T17:27:14-06:00August 2nd, 2015|Tags: , |

While walking to my Ulpan (Hebrew school) in Jerusalem this morning, I passed by this street library set up in an old bus station. Of course I was immediately charmed [...]

21 Aug, 2014

Tel Aviv Bauhaus

2021-01-03T17:27:59-06:00August 21st, 2014|Tags: , |

Tel Aviv is on my mind right now as my daughter is enlisting in the Israeli Defense Forces today. When this post appears, she is already in her uniform. I've [...]

10 Jul, 2014

Sirens over Tel Aviv

2021-01-03T17:28:10-06:00July 10th, 2014|Tags: , |

This is the Tel Aviv building where we are currently staying on the top floor - the penthouse is set back so you can't see it from the street, plus it's rather [...]

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 [...]

5 Feb, 2014

Serenity at the VCCA

2021-01-03T17:28:43-06:00February 5th, 2014|Tags: |

Oh, the serenity of a residency at the VCCA! I've returned to my everyday life in Chicago, and already VCCA's calm and focused atmosphere seems elusive. So I thought I'd [...]

21 Nov, 2013

Discovering David Plowden

2021-01-03T17:28:53-06:00November 21st, 2013|Tags: , |

I am in love. With David Plowden and his stunning black and white photographs of the American Plains and Prairie. It's been one of those serendipitous encounters: The big photograph [...]

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