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26th Nov 2016

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Chicago’s Winter Wonderland

There are so many wonderful things to see and do in the second city. From the Christkindl market to the Polar Express, Christmas in Chicago is fun for all ages....

RingBitten Apple

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17th Dec 2013

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Inspired Holiday Travel (Sand or Snow)

Readers, I am happy to announce that I published an article with an online magazine. The article discusses holiday travel. Please enjoy and spread the news. I gave a shout...

Fri-Rainbow

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29th Jul 2013

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Escape From NYC

In “When You Get a Curve Ball,” I wrote if I were in Chicago I’d go to my godparents in Springfield to get away from the city and collect my...

Lady-Liberty

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04th May 2013

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New York State of Mind

New Yorkers are a different breed. Several times I have talked to native New Yorkers and we have looked at each other as if we’re from different cultures. It  generally...

Hot-Dog-Pier

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28th Apr 2013

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Sweet Home Chicago

I am a Chicagoan born and raised.  I have fond memories growing up in the Second City.  The blues nurtured me, the city feed me, and the politics shaped me. ...

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25th Apr 2013

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Poor Chicago Indeed

As I read Rachel Shteir’s review of books recently published about Chicago, many emotions emerged. The overriding emotion was indignation. This woman must be a New Yorker. New Yorkers are...

camping

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05th Apr 2013

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Weekly Writer’s Prompt: Camping Trip Gone Wrong

Readers – In an effort to diversify my writing skills, I signed up for weekly writing prompts. Once a week, you’re given a topic and must respond in 500 words...

TimesSq2

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06th Nov 2012

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Visiting or Moving to NYC

The best thing about NYC is that it is unstoppable.  There is an energy to this city unparalleled elsewhere.  Often imitated, but never replicated NYC is one of kind.  Hate...

Inn at Harbor Hill Marina

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08th Aug 2012

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Weekend Getaway GoodBye

I woke up my final day at the Inn like a kid trying to avoid the inevitability that summer is over and school is in session.  Instead of an early...

Niantic-Inn-FootRest

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04th Aug 2012

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Weekend Getaway Part 3

I woke up early but well rested.  Coffee is ready at 7am for early risers and breakfast at 8am.  I check the clock and it’s quarter to 7am – just...

Niantic-Eclectic-Bisque

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31st Jul 2012

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Weekend Getaway Part 2

As we came over the bridge into the town of Niantic, I could see the bed & breakfast from the marina.  As the cab driver pulled in the driveway, an...

Niantic-Sign

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30th Jul 2012

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Weekend Getaway Part 1

I had a milestone birthday recently.  I had been looking forward to this auspicious occasion and planned to celebrate with a trip to Europe.  As the saying goes, “the best...

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