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What I’ve Learned from “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte”

Art speaks to us in many ways. Sometimes it makes us feel an emotion; other times it inspires us. That’s how I have always felt about Georges Seurat’s, “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte.” The first time I viewed this painting at the Art Institute in Chicago, was in the summer of 1983. It was […]

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AM Chicago

A winter morning in Chicago and trying out my first digital camera — 2001

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Plenty to ‘carp’ about in Chicago

Especially if a trove of carp have  their way in the Chicago River  according to this article. These Asian Carp are also a big problem down the Illinois River in places like LaSalle, Peru, and Spring Valley. Imagine that though, a bunch of carp closing a river. Now, if these carp were like some of […]

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Riding the rails in the US — The Texas Eagle from Chicago to Dallas

It was right before Thanksgiving 1990 and just a few weeks before I would fly to Korea when I boarded an Amtrak train bound for Dallas to spend the holiday with my Mom.  It would end up being my last Thanksgiving at home before I came back to the States for a few months at […]

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WGN’s “Family Classics” with Frazier Thomas

When I was growing up in Oglesby, Illinois in the late 60s and early 70s, late Sunday afternoons (at least from September-May) were reserved for Family Classics, a weekly movie program hosted by Frazier Thomas on WGN-TV Channel 9 out of Chicago. It became a Chicago-land tradition (and also for those of us just outside […]

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