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My Favorite Things

Just because I love to compile a list of My Favorite Things, I’m rarely mistaken for Oprah.  Be forewarned, I am not going to give the readers of this blog anything free, except for my advice, which is priceless.  After … Continue reading

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Beauty in Strange Places

My cousin owns a car repair facility in the SW suburbs and I was out there the other day doing photography for his web site.  As I was packing up my equipment it dawned on me that there were some … Continue reading

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Food, Glorious Food…Chicago Style

Over the past few decades, Chicago has become a food Mecca.  No, not just for deep dish pizza, juicy prime steaks, and hot dogs (no ketchup!!!), but for some of the most inventive and earth-shaking cuisine this side of the … Continue reading

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Christkindlmarket Chicago: The Tradition Continues

For those who rarely venture into the Loop during the holiday season, these photos are for you.  Since 1997, the city has been sponsoring Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza.  This outdoor market which features German crafts, jewelry, clothing, toys and lots … Continue reading

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Warm Memories of Summer

It’s going to snow tomorrow.  Nothing unusual about that…it’s winter, it’s Chicago…but that doesn’t mean I’m happy about it.  Do not go gently into that cold season.  I thought I’d post some photos of Chicago in a warmer frame of … Continue reading

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The Changing Color Palette of Pilsen

 Chicago is often described as a city of neighborhoods.  The only problem is, people here can’t agree on too much else in regard to this subject; arguments abound over the actual number (probably over 200), their boundaries, their history, and … Continue reading

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Chicago’s Victorian Heritage

Mention Victorian architecture and one inevitably imagines the ornate “painted ladies” of San Francisco, or the countless grand homes and inns of Cape May, NJ–visions of multi-colored fantastical homes with grand porches and soaring turrets come to mind.  But the … Continue reading

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Chicago's Victorian Heritage

Mention Victorian architecture and one inevitably imagines the ornate “painted ladies” of San Francisco, or the countless grand homes and inns of Cape May, NJ–visions of multi-colored fantastical homes with grand porches and soaring turrets come to mind.  But the … Continue reading

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Exploring Goose Island

How often do we walk past something on a regular basis but never take a second look?  I’m sure we can all think of someplace that falls in this category, and often it’s very close to home.  For me it … Continue reading

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Lorne Michaels Makes Annual Pilgrimage to Chicago

Saturday Night Live co-creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels made his annual visit to Chicago to scope out the scene and possibly hijack some local talent for his little-known TV show which is currently in its 35th year on NBC. … Continue reading

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