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The Many Murals of Pilsen

I recently had the opportunity to take part in a walking tour of the Chicago neighborhood known as Pilsen under the fantastic guidance of  Joyce from Joyce Walks Chicago. Named for the Bohemian city of Plzeň in the Czech Republic by the immigrants who began settling in the 1840’s, Pilsen is now considered to be the heart of Chicago’s Mexican-American community. Inspired by the Mexican Muralist Movement of the 1930’s when artists like Diego Rivera, Jose Orozco, and David Siquieros...

5 Vacations that Really 'Work'

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending an awesome workshop by JOURNEY TO YOU author Steve Olsher. The focus of the Reinvention Workshop was to help people who want to make a change in their careers figure out the next logical steps to getting where they want to be. I, like most bloggers, would like to transition from part-time poor blogger to full-time paid blogger someday and I found the workshop to be extremely helpful. One of the...

Butterfly Love

The thing about butterflies in Chicago is that they are free, at least they are on Thursdays, anyway.  Although, if we are speaking more literally, butterflies are up for donation.  At the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Thursday is pay what you’d like to donate day. Though no one will tell you how much you should slide into the donation box, there will most likely be a museum staffer within less than a yard of said box watching and listening as...