Random Thoughts

Recommendations For Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a fairly new designated “shopping” day in the U.S. and is held the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. The cynic in me isn’t sure why it’s the last day of the designated spending days, after you’ve spent all your money self-indulging and spoiling those in your life, but what do I know. It is better to give […]

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TTAL Shopping Ideas and Cautions For Your Holiday

In the U.S., today is the Thanksgiving holiday, a time to be thankful for all we have, those in our life and reflect on what’s important. For many, it’s also a day of American football-watching or the official kickoff to the Christmas shopping season. Some stores are open today to be followed by Black Friday, […]

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My Grandpa, A Dream and A Challenge

On the day I was notified my grandpa died – my most treasured relative with whom I’d had a bond from the day of my birth – I was to lead a Chicago group on a worldwide photowalk challenge. When I received that call, though, I had a decision to make: Contact the group to […]

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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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