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At 85, Life is Still But a Dream for Mr. Canoe, Ralph Frese

Article and all photographs by Seth Arkin. Originally published on SethSaith.com. “In canoeing, we have the only trail in nature that leaves no trace of our passing.” With this thought-provoking statement, one of many insights imparted during an engaging and educational conversation, Ralph Frese, longstanding proprietor of the Chicagoland Canoe Base, cast a light on... Read more »

A Fix for the Biggest Chicago Trafic Problem

Already being used in other US cities.
To the honorable Mayor Richard Daley, This article is no April Fools joke.  As outgoing mayor, I commend you for the excellent job you’ve done serving this great city.  It is certainly a much-improved city from when you began your term. As a parting gift, I’m leaving you this idea, which you can perhaps, set... Read more »

Concert Review - Roger Waters plays "The Wall" at the United Center

Concert Review - Roger Waters plays "The Wall" at the United Center
Roger Waters at the United Center, photo by Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune It’s difficult to imagine Roger Waters being able to carry off a performance of a Pink Floyd album by himself.  However, since “The Wall” is perhaps his magnum opus (that means greatest work for those of you who haven’t taken Latin or Literature... Read more »
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Shameless Plug - Weekend Sports Report

The Grobber with Vin Scully When someone at the bank wishes me a nice weekend, I have to chuckle and respond, “A weekend, what’s that?” That’s because I spend every Saturday trading barbs and jibes with legendary sportscaster Les Grobstein. If you are a sports radio fan in Chicago (or are a Chicagoan in exile)... Read more »

Pitchfork Music Festival - Blistering and Pulsating

Pitchfork Music Festival - Blistering and Pulsating
Yesterday I went with my friend Eric to go to the Pitchfork Festival.  He contacted me late Thursday with an offer I couldn’t refuse – a free ticket and a ride to the event which was taking place at Union Park, just west of downtown Chicago.  The free ride turned out to be most useful,... Read more »

Playing Tourist for a Change

Playing Tourist for a Change
by Steven Leventhal I just wrapped up nearly a month of playing tourist guide to family and friends visiting Chicago.  My hosting duties took me to locales as varied as museums, Second City, a Fourth of July parade, and the Taste of Chicago. Sunday in the Park by Georges Seurat Nearly a month ago, I... Read more »
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