This Thanksgiving, Ryan and I have a lot for which to be thankful. But we're most grateful for having had the opportunity to give an elderly, withdrawn little black cat a home. And to love her. Read More
For hundreds of friendships and acquaintances, readers near and far, the blessings of my skill set, a loving partner, and free WiFi at Metropolis, I'm thankful. It is, indeed, a very, very good life.
Today my blog turns seven years old. It's not the first blog I've ever written--that was the About.com Brooklyn page back in the 1990s. But after seven years and 714 posts, it's the one with the most staying power. And I'm grateful for your readership. Read More
When I moved eight miles north from downtown Chicago, I traded in one spectacular high-rise view for another. Here's a set of videos to show how living across from the Loop compares to living on the edge of Lake Michigan--in all its inland-sea glory. Read More
In 2005 this blog began with the subtitle, 'The life and times of a former New Yorker living in downtown Chicago.' I've almost left downtown twice since then. At the end of this month, I finally will. I'm heading to Edgewater--and realizing more than just my address is moving on. Read More
Last December, on a Jewish journey and with my possessions in storage, I celebrated my first tree-free holiday season. This year, officially Jewish and back in my own apartment, I'm finally faced with the December Dilemma. Jews don't put up Christmas trees, and there's no such thing as a Chanukah bush. And then I got an idea. Read More
Ten years after 9/11, to the older but wiser, blogging Jewish Chicagoan that I've become, about the only thing that still resonates for me is the sense of loss. It's still there. It always will be, but life goes on. And so do we, God willing. Read More