Top Books of 2017

It is December and that means best of the year lists! It’s fun to learn which I’ve read have been lauded (if any) and discover new books to read in the upcoming year. I’m going to make my annual contribution to the list. However, most lists focus on books that have been published in the […]

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Field Museum Members Night

On Friday night, I went to one of my favorite yearly events in Chicago: the Field Museum’s Members Night. I’ve only been a handful of times but every time is a marvel. I love going behind the scenes at museums. Also, its fun to see new exhibits as well. My favorite part are the behind […]

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Meet the Maker: Schurz Food Lab — Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire

Two words: Space Tomatoes. That’s one of many projects that the Schurz Food Lab will be showcasing at the Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire. The program is led by the multi-talented Jaime Guerrero, Schurz food science lab founder and administrator, who wants to change minds and hearts about urban agriculture. Guerrero explains that the mission […] […]

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Meet the Makers: Chicago Children’s Museum — Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire

Want to learn how to use a power drill and make an amazing cool sculpture? Join Chicago Children’s Museum at the Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire. The Chicago Children’s Museum is “a place where families and caregivers with infants and children are encouraged to create, explore, and discover together through play.”(1) One great place for […] […]

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Vive le Francais!

This this this. Now is the time to show compassion. Welcome refugees, not shun them. My bowler hat off to France for showing courage. Shame on our politicians in the US for giving into fear and hatred. Vive le Francais! Source: Vive le Francais!

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Honeymoon: Part 4

On our fourth day, we were going to hiking. The weather on our trip had been perfect so far. But looking at the forecast and the reputation of Scotland, I feared that the rains would come in and blow away my enthusiasm for hiking. Little did we know that we had come at the perfect […]

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