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Chicago: The Perfect Winter Escape?

Seems odd to say this but, for the first Winter in a long time, Chicago seems to be the place to be in the U.S. if you want to escape the snowy blizzards of the East Coast or the storms and dangerous mudslides of the West Coast. What began with frigid temps in December settled to average temperature in […]

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Love and Chicago…The Ultimate Question

Not having been born and raised a Chicagoan, I’m often asked ‘What do you love most about Chicago?’

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Thoughts From The Bus

Thoughts From The Bus

  “Thoughts From The Bus“ is a series of observations, musings and rantings from my commutes on Chicago’s public transit system, the CTA. Much of my life, I have been a people-watcher. I find human interaction, human nature mixed with a bit of psychology quite fascinating to watch from the outside. Sometimes, I enjoy creating […]

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Inspire With Photography

Today, I made a retail clerk smile and look at her job differently. How? I started talking about how I had left my camera at home and was desperately wishing I could take photos of her makeup/perfume counter displays. She asked ‘why?’ with a suspicious look on her face and in her tone. I began […]

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Removing Chicago History, Making History, Building For The Future

In the early part of 2013, I was witness to an incredible historic occurrence in Chicago and my friend, colleague and fellow tour operator, Margaret of Chicago Elevated, heard what I had done. She asked me to write a guest blog post for her Website about the historic event. I was honored to be asked […]

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Among The Stacks

I decided to find new workspace the other day. I went to Chicago’s awesome Harold Washington Library to do some work on a project. {Fun Fact: It is the largest public library, in square footage, in the world.} After a couple of hours, I finished the first step of my project so I decided to […]

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Why Are We So Drawn To Photographing Winter?

Have you ever noticed humans are obsessed with capturing photos in the Winter, whether photographer or not? These days, evidence of this can be found on social media, news or countless blog articles. What’s the reason, you might wonder? After all, many of us complain about the mess snow and ice makes of our homes, […]

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Chicago. Its Architecture. A Sign. And A Name.

Been to Chicago before the past week? If you answered yes, then you’ve likely seen this building: Do you remember what this beautiful, well-designed piece of architecture is? Well, now you won’t be allowed to forget. Why, you ask? Remember when you were in school and your mom wrote your name inside your clothing or […]

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Chicago Opens Its Doors To The Public!

One of my favorite events in Chicago happens tomorrow and Sunday, October 19 & 20, 2013: Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago!!! Why is it on my favorite list…and should be on yours? Approximately 150 buildings around the Chicagoland area open their doors to the public giving tours, sharing their history and, in some buildings, […]

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A Story Without Photos

This past Sunday in Chicago was a strange weather day. In my part of the city, it was quite brisk compared to 24 hours earlier. It was also completely overcast. In fact, the puffy clouds that took over the sky displayed an array of colors from white to gradient shades of blue and gray. When […]

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