Spain has won the FIFA World Cup title for the very first time in their history. Their extra-time goal claimed a dramatic 1-0 victory over orange-clad Netherlands in Johannesburg. Congratulations & felicitaciones to all my friends in Spain who are most likely still celebrating and knowing them, will be for a long time. Not sure […]
Ah, the ‘Gold Coast’ (aka the Viagra Triangle). It’s full of bars, old, rich men and young, drunken bachelorette parties complete with young ‘ladies’ doing unladylike things. One recent night, I was showing a friend around town and we literally passed five of these gatherings with gaggles of girls adorned in too-tight, too-short satiny dresses […]
Nothing says we are proud to celebrate our independence in the United States like a 4th of July barbecue or cook-out. These wings were made outside on a homemade grill at my mom’s log cabin house in Silverton, Colorado.
No, not mine. Please. I think quitting my job and traveling for 3 ½ years was easier than getting me to the altar. When traveling the globe, you often find yourself in beautiful, dream-like settings. And so do brides and grooms. I seemed to always be running into couples in their chiffon, tulle, and cumberbunds […]
Okay, Chicago’s Ice Hockey Team won the Stanley Cup Final. Yay Blackhawks. Now…onto soccer (football), the most popular sport in the world. Some say it is the most popular because anyone, anywhere can play – all you need is a ball. Anytime, Anywhere Soccer Phnom Penh, Cambodia The 2010 FIFA World Cup (the big […]
It’s summertime. It’s time to get out. Go to a park. Go to a lake. Or better yet, take a holiday. Go on vacation. And take to the open road. American Highway Montana, U.S.A.
Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. And even within each neighborhood are some amazing streets. Whether it’s a ‘main street’ sort of vibe with shops and restaurants giving you a small town feel or side streets with some gorgeous greystones, bungalow homes, and charming buildings. I can ride my bike around and consistently discover new […]
The Tribune Tower Chicago, USA This is one of my favorite buildings in Chicago: The Tribune Tower. It is the home to the Chicago Tribune newspaper, one of the most largely circulated papers in the United States, the Tribune Company, WGN Radio (WGN=World’s Greatest Newspaper), and me. I am now working in this iconic Gothic […]
We have a beautiful planet. It is easy to take it for granted: breathing clean air, drinking fresh water, and enjoying all that nature and the seasons have to offer. No matter what you believe whether it be global warming, climate change, global change, or volcanic ash Wednesday, we should do all we can to […]
Bugle Player, St. Mary’s Church Krakow, Poland This week, Chicago’s huge Polish community is mourning the loss of Poland’s president and dozens of political, military, and religious leaders who died in a plane crash on Saturday in Russia. Ninety-six passengers died in the crash which occurred in a thick fog near the Katyn forest, where […]