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Just A Bit Of Light

Just the other day I entered the red line station, Chicago’s version of a subway, at State and Lake in the heart of downtown. I was on my somewhat daily commute to my artist’s studio when I was suddenly hit by a terrible stomach turning stench. I walked further, then down another flight of stairs and unfortunately, the smell grew more and more foul. I thought, “effing Chicago winters. Surely a main sewage pipe has burst due to this insanely...

The Truth About Being Robbed Blind: It Sucks

So, unless you are outside of the U.S., I am sure that you have heard of the Target Data Breach by now. In case you haven’t, between  November 24th  and December 15th as many as 70 million Target store shoppers had their credit, debit and personal information stolen by a ring of thieves using software uploaded to the merchant’s server.  If you are like me, have shopped at Target or one of its affiliates and haven’t changed your credit or debit cards, you...

Tuesday Tunes: Alejandro Sanz and Alicia Keys

I love this video for “Looking for Paradise” by Alejandro Sanz and Alicia Keys from 2009. It’s such a feel good song that’s full of love and acceptance. Not to mention the fact that the video puts me in the mind of summertime and its backyard or rooftop parties and outdoor festivals. The weather has been so wonky here in Chicago and I am personally ready for summer to begin. How about you???...