Monthly Archives: May 2014


Abundant sunshine. Check. Clear, blue sky. Check. 78 degrees. Check. Habitat For Humanity building a house on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue…Wait! What?? That’s right folks! I was busy soaking in this

BACKROADS Cycling Tour: Nova Scotia

Cycling season is finally here!  As I “gear up” (See what I did here?  I cannot promise that other lame puns like this one won’t happen again!) to bring my beautiful

Nico Osteria: Thompson Chicago Hotel

Today I took myself out for lunch to Nico Osteria, the Italian, seafood-centric restaurant located inside the Thompson Chicago Hotel in the Gold Coast neighborhood. Nico Osteria opened last December

Goo Goo Dolls: Park West Chicago

I do not believe in coincidences. Also, I like to believe that we make our own luck. Sometimes our good efforts work out. Other times, they do not. Certain circumstances