Chicago: Unabridged Bookstore

I am a lover of the literary beacons that are indie bookstores...I doubt you will find any other bookshop in Chicago that is as prepared for a traveler than this one.

International Update: Brexit

Here in the States, it's easy to think Brexit will have little impact on us as a nation. It's time to pay attention.

Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Photography

While I've written a lot, the cliche still rings true: a picture is worth a thousand words (I missed that count by thirty).

Chicago: Christkindlmarket

I don't want to sound like a Grinch, but I find it a sacred practice not to celebrate Christmas early and I planned on following this rule until the day I died. Then I moved to Chicago.

International Update: 11.22.18-11.30.18

This past week, I read about chocolate, environmental safety, indigenous tribes, sex workers' unions, and children activists. To say the least, it was an interesting week. Disclaimer: I do not own any of the articles used in this post and have provided links to them below. All images were found through WordPress’s free image library [...]

International Update: 11.01.18-11.08.18

Featuring the United States in this week's International Update was emotionally exhausting. I'm so glad it's over.

International Update: 10.18.18-10.25.18

Every one of these stories shows how an event in one nation, big or small, can have a ripple effect.

Open House Chicago

With only one day of my weekend free and over 250 places to choose from, I had to pick wisely.

International Update: 9.26.18-10.04.18

I hope you get at least a little something out of my thoughts on what's going on around the world.

Edgewater Arts Festival

I've always been a wallflower, almost to a fault...but today I found it to be a bit of a gift.