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Spring Break

Spring Break

        If you did it right, you are scrolling through this with sunscreen-coated fingers while sitting poolside, with one eye reading and the other trained on the cannonball contest your kids are putting on with that family from Minnesota you just met. I’ll gladly take that level of attention. Your absence makes my […]

In My Element

        I have long held disdain for running in the heat and oppressive humidity that hovers over the Chicago-area during the months of July and August.  I run, but I complain.  The flip side of that is my unbridled love of running in the winter.  Annually, I am elated when we trade […]

Follow-up

Follow-up

I offer you my sincere wishes for a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year. In just two weeks, 2014 has taught us about polar vortexes, “Chiberia”, reminded us of Chicago “dibs” rules, and the annual winter joy of reminding our dogs that their business needs to be transacted outdoors. For many of you reading this, […]

Same Tree. Different Day.

In previous notes, I talked about my morning activities sometimes focusing on my run, swim, or even the commute that daily brings me to A and N’s worldwide headquarters on the eastern edge of Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. I have referred to time spent greeting the dawn at a local park with my two dogs (a […]

Who Is Dorcas Reilly?

Who Is Dorcas Reilly?

We meet again. This time it is mid-November 2013. The remaining Halloween candy is limited to Zagnut, Zero, and Clark bars lingering at the bottom of the tattered pillow case that stood in as a trick or treat bag. Thoughts now turn to the upcoming holiday meal and, if you are hosting, you should really […]