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Pretty Girls Pretending Chicago is Paris

Posted on August 20, 2017

These beautiful fashion models are really Iowa City high school students shooting their senior pictures at Water Tower Park, Chicago. Some are wearing berets to suggest a French theme. The ravishing beauties reverted to giggly little girls when they realized they were going to ride in a horse drawn carriage. We talked to the mom Continue Reading »

Why You Should Not Look at the Sun During an Eclipse

Posted on August 18, 2017

From Physlink.com: You actually can safely look at a total solar eclipse while the sun is  totally  blocked by the moon. It looks like the moon has a fiery white aura, and it is one of the more spectacular things I have ever seen. So why do people say it’s dangerous to look at a Continue Reading »

Georges Briard Wasn’t Really His Name!

Posted on June 21, 2017

Mid Century Modern style is all the rage right now. Design elements from the 1950s & early 60s are collectively known as Mid Century Modern or MCM. That era was a time of anticipation of a better tomorrow. The cars had fins like jet planes (the 1959 Cadillacs had the highest, pointiest fins and were Continue Reading »

Long Time, No See

Posted on June 13, 2017

Much like the owner of the bicycle in the photo, I haven’t written in this blog in a while. At least the bicyclist has a good excuse, the bike is locked up next to a bar. After a few drinks, you forget where you put your bike. After a few more, you forget you ever Continue Reading »

Another Happy Customer!

Posted on December 25, 2016

Happy customer Jay Kelly proudly models his Johnston & Murphy shoes from Johnny-Sells! “I can walk all day in these shoes!” Jay exclaimed after trying them on.  And that’s saying a lot for this public relations professional who often walks miles and miles at Chicago’s humongous McCormick Place Convention Center during the National Home and Continue Reading »

Playing Santa Claus Can Be a Tough Job

Posted on December 13, 2016

Back in my acting days, I played Santa Claus a lot. I played at private parties, guest appearances at stores and even in Chicago’s Christmas Parade down Michigan Avenue. That was the high point of my career. About a million screaming kids and moms and dads cheered for me, or rather, cheered for my red suit. Continue Reading »

Plan Your Christmas Tree Strategy

Posted on November 20, 2016

It’s time to start working on that Christmas Tree, I don’t mean go out and buy a blue spruce. I mean start planning what’s going to go ON your Christmas Tree. Of course, many people have a solid core of Christmas ornaments they use every year. But this year, you might want to spruce up Continue Reading »