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Start of Summer 2018 in Chicago

Start of summer 2018 in Chicago

DING DING DING DING   DING DING DING DING The sweet sweet alert DING DING DING DING   DING DING DING DING The sound of summer starting. DING DING DING DING   DING DING DING DING Summer is here! When the weather gets warm, sailboats in Chicago sail down the Chicago River to the harbors of Lake Michigan. […]

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Tribune Tower with -30- flag, end of story, 1925-2018

Tribune Tower’s End of Story tshirt

In less than two months, the Chicago Tribune will be moving out of Tribune Tower, into the Prudential Building four blocks south on Michigan Avenue. From 1925 to 2018, we’ve been here for 93 years. And now we are leaving our beloved building. In memorial of our time here, Chicago Tribune editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis […]

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Tulips banned on Chicago reddit

My tulips banned on Reddit

To be fair, it wasn’t my tulips that were banned. It was my self-promotion. Let me explain. Today I wrote a really nice positive post about how the tulips are blossoming in Chicago now. The vibe is totally happy and celebratory. Let’s share that joy with others! I posted a link to Reddit’s r/Chicago group. […]

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snowman on bench on riverwalk

Making your to-do list fun with silly ideas

My to-do list sometimes looks pretty silly—and that’s the way I like it. Here are two fun items on my to-do list: [  ] Blog about if birds—specifically robins—run or do they hop? Seriously. I saw a robin the other day on the ground. Instead of running, I believe it was hopping. I snapped a […]

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Kirk Vuillemot: Art Institute of Chicago Assistant Conservator for Preparation and Framing

Kirk Vuillemot, the Art Institute’s framemaker

Frame conservation. Picking the right frame to match artwork from centuries ago. The Art Institute of Chicago has an employee with the title of Assistant Conservator for Preparation and Framing. Kirk Vuillemot has been restoring and creating frames for the museum since 1986. The Art Institute’s asked him five questions in their post post, “Meet […]

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Flag of Dominica in Plaza of the Americas

Two minutes on Dominican flag from a Walgreens window

I stood in a Walgreens dish soap aisle for two minutes recording a video of the store window. Why? Because this Walgreens, in the historic Wrigley Building, features a fantastic view of 34 flags of all the South and North American countries.   All the bright vibrant colorful flags waving vigorously demand shoppers attention. Although, […]

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