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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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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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Unique Views of Chicago

What can one say about art?  Especially when the writer is also the artist.  So I will let my new series of Chicago collages speak for themselves.  I created these pieces as a way to communicate more about various aspects … Continue reading

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The Modern Wing: A New Work of Art

This week is the one year anniversary of the Modern Wing of the venerable Chicago Art Institute.  By all accounts, the new addition has been an unquestionable success.  Almost two million visitors will pay homage to the likes of Picasso, … Continue reading

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Seven rainy days in May

Everyone talks about the weather but no one does anything about it.  Was that Shakespeare? Or Willard Scott?  Well, I AM gonna do something about it.   Not exactly sure what that is, however.  I am familiar with some very … Continue reading

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