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All Aboard for Winter Fun at the Chicago Botanic Garden!: Model Trains, Chicago Landmark Miniatures, and Much More

Looking for some indoor winter fun with the kids? If so, you should check out the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Wonderland Express. It’s an annual holiday extravaganza that features model trains journeying around and above dozens of Chicagoland’s major landmarks—from Wrigley Field and the Baha’i Temple, to Sears Tower and The Bean—all lovingly created with the … Continue reading All Aboard for Winter Fun at the Chicago Botanic Garden!: Model Trains, Chicago Landmark Miniatures, and Much More

Nature Photographer Discusses His Love of Lake Michigan and What We Can Do to Protect It

Lake Michigan plays an integral role in the life of Chicagoans and other Midwesterners. Our beautiful lake, its sandy beaches, wildlife, and the sky above are an ever-changing collage of colors and motion: fiery orange and red sunrises and sunsets, crashing waves, migrating birds in the air and on its shores, and fish and other creatures … Continue reading Nature Photographer Discusses His Love of Lake Michigan and What We Can Do to Protect It

Need Gift Ideas for the Holidays and Beyond? I Have Some Talented Friends

I HAVE SOME TALENTED FRIENDS. I didn’t just realize that, but it’s always important to celebrate achievement in visual art, music, and writing since it is so difficult to attain. As a poet, essayist, frustrated short story writer, and amateur visual artist, I know how much work it takes to make something that is interesting … Continue reading Need Gift Ideas for the Holidays and Beyond? I Have Some Talented Friends

Thanksgiving Day: On Escaping Chicago, Spending Time with Family, and Enjoying a Fire and the Stars

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Of course, it’s a time for gratitude for good things such as one’s family, but I also love Thanksgiving because it allows me to escape densely packed Chicagoland with its 9 million+ people rushing to somewhere or nowhere, honking drivers, packed expressways, and light pollution, which makes it more likely … Continue reading Thanksgiving Day: On Escaping Chicago, Spending Time with Family, and Enjoying a Fire and the Stars

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