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Chicago Cultural Center: Randolph Square ceiling

Not the Tiffany Dome

The Chicago Cultural Center is home to the world’s largest Tiffany glass dome. It’s beautiful. I love the Cultural Center. Now that I work across the street from this wonderful landmark, I’ve been eating my lunches in the room on the first floor, “Randolph Square.” Most times while I’m there, I check into Swarm/Foursquare. I’m […]

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warm sidewalk

Observations of first snow, 2018

First snow! Hooray! Snow normally arrives in Chicago on November 17th. Mother Nature Chicago tweeted a great graphic by the Chicago Tribune: This year, on November 11th, the snow as a tad early. I woke up a bit surprised to see snow on the ground. I put on my snow boots and my daughter’s shoes. […]

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Forever Orange

Forever Orange

The leaves on the trees outside my work window have been orange for a very long time. I believe they will continue to stay orange and will never fall off the trees. It’s like a painting created by nature. Thank you, nature.

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2018 Topps Star Wars Masterwork GAMORREAN GUARD 1-1 SKETCH BY GLENN SAVAGE

Gamorrean Guard looks like the Chicago Bean

The roundness of this Gamorrean Guard illustration reminds me of the Chicago Bean. EVERYTHING reminds me of the Chicago Bean these days. Glenn Savage has done other sketch cards for Star Wars. The Gamorrean Guard is my favorite. This is pretty cool. I took Glenn Savage’s Gamorrean Guard sketch card deepart’ed it with my Bean […]

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Neil Armstrong’s Moon bootprint as origami crane

Reflections on the Chicago Bean

One of the world’s most iconic public artworks is right across the street from my new workplace. That famous artwork? The 110-ton reflective bean in Chicago. Installed in 2006, this mirrored sculpture hit the ground just in time for our culture’s selfie obsession. People love taking photos of themselves of the bean. You can’t help […]

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BBQ turkey leg at 2018 Taste of Chicago with Buckingham Fountain

Taste of Chicago titanic turkey leg timeline

The giant BBQ turkey leg is the Taste of Chicago’s most iconic menu offering. A giant Fred Flinstone-sized turkey leg slathered in BBQ sauce. Guaranteed to make a mess. Guaranteed to be fun to shred apart. (My ten tips on how to eat the BBQ turkey leg) The giant drumstick was introduced at the Taste […]

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