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Where Was I?

It’s great to be back from winter vacation.  Look for my regular schedule of postings to resume. Advertisements

January 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

It’s In Our Back Yard

South of Chicago lies one of the ugliest industrial areas around.  From the time I first laid eyes on it, its sheer ugliness has fascinated and disturbed me.  One of … Continue reading

December 27, 2012 · 4 Comments


One of our old friends in Florida sent us a box of pears from Harry and David as a holiday gift.  You know: the famous ones grown in the Rouge … Continue reading

December 25, 2012 · 2 Comments

I’ve Been Away

Look for my regular schedule of postings to resume.

October 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

Our Secret Bog

We go walking in this bog in Michigan that’s very hard to find. It’s a true quaking bog, a concave shell of clay that fills up with rain water and … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · 3 Comments

Lurie Garden

One of my favorite places in the city is Lurie Garden, the native plant garden masterfully situated within Millennium Park.  Though bounded by a busy street and the most heavily … Continue reading

September 3, 2012 · 4 Comments

Abstraction at Comiskey

Sometimes the very so-so quality of a photo makes it interesting.  That’s the case with this blurry photo I took at Comiskey. I like it for so many reasons.  For … Continue reading

August 19, 2012 · 4 Comments

The Chicago Food and Craft Cooperative

No, it doesn’t exist, but it should. If I possessed unlimited means, I would buy the old Main Post Office Building—the massive old structure straddling the Congress Avenue parkway—and turn … Continue reading

August 18, 2012 · 13 Comments

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