Archive for May 2012

Chicago Needs More Playgrounds

Last week, Chicago Tribune columnist Blair Kamin’s article regarding big city open spaces and park systems caught my eye with Chicago ranking 14th out of 40 of the nation’s largest cities. Naturally I was curious to see which cities we were trailing: San Francisco, Boston, New York, Washington and Philadelphia. Scores were based on access... Read more »

Who Will Save the Music?

Turn on the television these days and you’ll find an overabundance of programs with music at their focus from dramas to reality shows taking ordinary unknowns and catapulting them into super stardom. Some that come to mind are The Voice, American Idol, Glee, America’s Got Talent, Smash, and the upcoming Duets. These shows are packed... Read more »

What Inspires You?

When was the last time you were truly inspired?  When did someone or something motivate you to action, spark your emotions, or awaken you, causing you to think in a different way? Can’t remember? Not surprising. In the busy routine of our work-a-day lives, inspiration seems elusive and all too rare. In the wood paneled... Read more »
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