Snowman sitting on bench in Glen Ellyn

Creating joyful urban snowmen: making the most of found materials

Forget rolling snowballs, transform found materials into a unique and joyful urban snowman by utilizing existing snow chunks and materials from the city’s trees and curb. Bring a touch of whimsy to the cityscape by placing your creation on a bench for all to see and enjoy.

Your age in circles drawn on a sheet of paper

A fun exercise that takes less than one minute: Take your current age in years, and draw the same number of circles on a sheet of paper, without lifting your pencil/pen.

Light snow on lawn. Grass is about 50% visible. Photographed in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

The grumbling against snow

Sometimes I wonder if I’m missing out on a key cultural way that people relate to one another.