Exploring the 606

Living in a city like Chicago leaves a constant opportunity to explore new places and parts of the city–something I don’t do often enough. And something Ken was relentlessly good at reminding me of. He was a curious explorer who showed me the unending surprises ChiTown has to offer. Whenever I try something new or explore a new…

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Easy Like Sunday Morning

There is part of me that has great appreciation for easy, quiet days–particularly bright, early summer mornings. It’s these kinds of mornings when it’s never clearer to me how lucky I am to be who I am and to have what I have and to love whom I love. I greedily devour times like this…

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Enjoying My Kind of Town

There are so many fun things to do in Chicago I’m ashamed to say I don’t take advantage of what the city has to offer nearly often enough. True, winter is typically a time for Midwesterners to cocoon, and truer, Ken was the driver behind most of our excursions. Even in the weeks before he…

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The Year of Living Dangerously (in Uptown)

Mentioning Uptown in my previous post made me think of this. Since getting Kallie in a new day care situation closer to home I’ve been able to return to my normal route of taking Lake Shore Drive to get to work. (It’s fun to say to co-workers and superiors, “I took LSD this morning.”) As…

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The Promise of (Early) Spring

I can’t believe the mild winter and seemingly early spring we’ve experienced in Chicago this year. Up until this winter, we’ve had increasing amounts of snow, culminating in last winter’s February 1 blizzard. I was talking to a friend at work recently about this amazing weather. I brought up the power of “the promise of…

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