I started this back in April. The course of research is often a serious rabbit hole. It’s worse when working without a deadline for you have the leisure to make strands into ropes. Today, though I found the knot at the end of it. Or so I thought…
A few months ago, I pulled out a small Hollinger box of vintage paper I’d been saving. I hoped each would find a home on Ebay or Etsy. I listed some. They went nowhere. The slick, grey box looks chic and minimalist. It lives under my coffee table.
Today I took another look….
Continue reading “Chicago Women’s Club”
It’s “the building everyone loves to hate.” I have to admit I’ve had my close calls on the granite floors during the rainy season. It was an architectural experiment that never got the “form follows function” memo. Continue reading “The Thompson Center”
Most adore the Picasso across the street, but this Miro is one of my favorite public sculptures in Chicago. I find The Sun, The Moon and One Star rather menacing; especially since it is so feminine!
I often get offered a seat on the CTA. I usually take it.
Today, though I said “No Thank You.” I’ve been standing more lately; it really is a perfect opportunity to exercise my balance skills. I’m not good at standing and “phoning” either, so it maximizes my time off social media, too. Continue reading “The Joys of Standing on the CTA”
I have cleaned for people on and off for most of my adult life. It’s can be very rewarding. You can often make serious progress in a short time. The results of your efforts are immediately visible and clients are usually pleased.
My decades of experience have occasionally left me very disappointed and disgusted as well. I’ve learned to avoid at least one type of client. This type appeared on FB today; looking for help. Continue reading “The Worst Client….”
I loved Tom Tom Club. Music, in general in the 80s was pretty exciting. Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Pat Benatar, Tina Turner, Sade-many women from the era are still working today.
Yesterday I heard the song The Man with the Four Way Hips. Continue reading “The Man With the…NSFW”
I sort of regularly grab a cocktail at a little place called Gino’s North. It’s in Edgewater, a few doors east of the Granville L stop.
Back in the early ’40’s founder and and restaurateur Frank Meltiades dreamed of having a swanky cocktail lounge. When the space became available, he opened the Snow Drop Lounge. The lounge was named after the Per Hasselberg statue, Snöcklackan. Frank picked out this reproduction to grace the bar and she’s lived here since.
Continue reading “Finding Presidents in Unusual Places”
Max is a skateboard icon!
The Chicago River is still a “working” river here in River West.
I also like that all the barges over here have my monogram!
I always check the number on the hull.
It would be very fun to spot one with my birthday someday!
#nofilter #noedit #nocrop #nonothing #insitsu
It’s been months since I’ve not hit “Edit!” A South Loop beauty. Yes, I trespassed.
I came home from snowy egrets, to snow on my roof!
Continue reading “From Sun to Snow to Sun…”
Work has been insane…why are all the book fairs and trade shows within weeks of each other? Later this week I can recap my amazing May-Map Fair, CSO, Hamlet and I might finally be able to wrap up a story I’ve been writing about the Chicago Women’s Club.
For now, here’s my Saturday….me and my friend (and always willing photographer) Paul, took a little walk through Andersonville. I spotted these cuties outside Rattleback Records.
Continue reading “Weekend Moment”
I was walking west on Howard St. Lost in thought, I wondered “where am I?” I looked up and saw “Winchesown”
Well, I think I saw Winchester..
Continue reading “Chicago Department of Transportation Reuses!”