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August 2008

Chicago Air and Water Show 2008

We finally got to see some of the Chicago Air and Water show this year, in mid-August. It was the 50th anniversary and it was quite a spectacle! The beach was packed–and I do mean PACKED!–with spectators. We walked for… Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Today is my (Rebecca’s) mom’s 59th birthday. We lost her last winter but she is still with me all the time, in all kinds of unexpected ways. I thought about her all day and I just wanted to take a… Continue Reading →

Protestors against Russia in Chicago

I’ve seen all sorts of protests around Chicago–and in other places I’ve lived–but this was the first one I’ve seen relating to Russian aggression. These protesters were hanging out smack dab in downtown Chicago protesting Russia’s invasion of Georgia. It… Continue Reading →

Rebecca spots Patrick Swayze!

Exciting news! I saw Patrick Swayze coming out of his trailer just two blocks from where I work. I was walking down the street, sipping my Starbucks, when Johnny Castle himself stepped out of his trailer and made eye contact… Continue Reading →


So Dale and I went for a nice long walk on Saturday at Northerly Island, which is located right next to Adler Planetarium. It turns out Saturday at Adler is a prime spot for Bride Spotting! Bridal parties arrive every… Continue Reading →

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