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How the Other Half Lived

Posted on October 29, 2016

We go to a lot of estate sales. Some are cooler than others. This one, in the Gold Coast neighborhood was spectacular, not for the products for sale, but for the house itself. A doctor was selling it for $4 million dollars. Originally, it had been the home of a beer baron. Some of the Continue Reading »

As American as Apple Pie

Posted on October 11, 2016

They say travel is very educational. Sometimes it is in ways you don’t expect. Several years ago, Janet & I were in Scotland visiting a lady who is the ex-wife of a close friend of her family. Despite the divorce, everybody is still on good terms and we spent a delightful afternoon with this lovely Continue Reading »

Playoff Fever at Wrigley Field

Posted on October 7, 2016

The Chicago Cubs are in the baseball playoffs and the whole town has gone crazy with excitement. I rode my bike over to Wrigley Field several hours before the game to take pictures. I am far too cheap to actually GO to the games, so this is a way to get in on the fun Continue Reading »

Disaster in our Basement!

Posted on September 5, 2016

So, we’re sitting there in our insurance man’s office finishing up some paperwork when the insurance guy asks, “Ever get water in your basement? We’ve got great coverage for that!” We thought back and couldn’t think of a single leak in decades. “Nope, not a problem.” I said, feeling relieved that I wouldn’t be giving Continue Reading »

You’ll Feel Like You’re Riding Nyquist in These Boots

Posted on August 28, 2016

Nyquist is the horse that won the 2016 Kentucky Derby.  With jockey Mario Gutierrez astride, the 3 year old bay colt won the 1 1/4 mile race with a time of two minutes four seconds. Pretty fast. Now you can feel like you are riding Nyquist when you buy this pair of Blondo Black Riding Continue Reading »

Do It Now, Not When You Get Around To It!

Posted on August 27, 2016

I’m more guilty of procrastination than anyone. That’s why I need this inspirational quote. There’s a popular saying these days that goes, “I’ve got 99 problems and you ain’t one of ’em” In my case, I’ve got 99 things I should be doing and I’m going to do them as soon as I get around to Continue Reading »