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Countdown to spring: A little color on a gloomy Chicago day

Wet, cold days: the price we pay for living in the greatest city, Chicago. We just hold on to reminders of colorful days as we hibernate under warm blankets.

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Side effects may include: Moving towards a chemical-free life

It's funny what your mind hones in on when it can't sleep at 3 a.m. For me, most often, those things tend to be quite random. My family, my friends, a situation from my past that I hadn't thought about in years, and so on and so on. Last weekend, as I was still not… Continue reading Side effects may include: Moving towards a chemical-free life

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Where a sleepless night can lead…

I couldn't sleep Friday night. This is, of course, not a new thing for me. Sometimes I can manage a few hours, sometimes sleep doesn't come at all. To those who sleep easily, I'm sure this will sound strange, but I prefer the not sleeping at all. I find that I am anxious to be… Continue reading Where a sleepless night can lead…

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The Lost art of…a Sunday stroll

I’ve never been one to walk much. I’ve just never found a reason for it. I don’t like walking as exercise since I find it a little yawn-inducing, and forget the treadmill; that’s just a form of torture. As far as walking as a means to get to a destination, there’s always been either public… Continue reading The Lost art of…a Sunday stroll