Posts in category "SoLo Reflections"

Wanted: A Dream Job

Wanted: A Dream Job
This blog post is written as part of the ChicagoNow Blogapalooz Hour. For one hour the bravest of the ChicagoNow bloggers take on the challenge to write and PUBLISH a blog post within one hour! I know VERY SCARY! Here we go… Topic: Write about a great challenge you faced… I am constantly challenging myself.... Read more »

Help: Creating a better mousetrap

Help: Creating a better mousetrap
It was obvious that I woke my neighbor from a deep sleep.  It was 7:00 AM and my knock was loud and frantic. “I need help. I’m sorry to wake you up. Oh, there’s a mouse in my apartment.” His left eyebrow raised in disbelief, while his right eye held a you-have got-to be-kidding-me death... Read more »

Mother’s Day Fantasy

I expected to have a daughter. Even at the age of 40 I’m still hopeful. This is NOT a solicitation. I live out my mother-daughter fantasies through my relationship with my 13 year old niece Ana. Last night I found myself fantasizing about how I would spend Mother’s Day 2013 if I had a 13... Read more »
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SoLo Exhibit- New Gallery in SoLo

SoLo Exhibit- New Gallery in SoLo
Born in Griffith, Indiana, Ted Jarmakowicz is a gifted musician and photographer. Two months ago, he added gallery owner to his resume when he opened The Chicago Art Exchange in Chicago’s South Loop, at 1530 South State Street.  I first met Ted at the Chicago Art Exchange’s opening night reception. My friend Danita and I... Read more »

SoLo's Song

SoLo's Song
Each Chicago neighborhood has its own a beat, a cadence composed by the activities of its people.  When I lived in South Shore the siren of ambulances leaving or headed to Jackson Park Hospital was the hook of that neighborhood’s tune. I remember West Haven Community’s pitch as the high notes of children playing trailed... Read more »

Gold Coast Cougars & Wrigley’s Ball Boys

Gold Coast Cougars & Wrigley’s Ball Boys
This past weekend, my friend Natalyn and I ventured out of SoLo to check out Retro Roscoe, Roscoe Village’s neighborhood festival. It was nice to spend time in another area- but there really isn’t too much that distinguishes one neighborhood fest from another.  The beer taste the same, the music sounds the same and the... Read more »
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Ticket This!!!!

Ticket This!!!!
Parking in SoLo (South Loop) can be a B*&%^. My car has been towed twice in the past year. I’ve received at least three tickets in my own back yard! At what point do you say take these tickets and shove it…

SoLo Business Closed

SoLo Business Closed
I moved to the South Loop (SoLo) for love. Three years before becoming a SoLo resident (2008), I opened a business in the area; polish a nail lounge.  From 2003-2007, the South Loop appeared to be Chicago’s “neighborhood of opportunity.” Some believe it still is. While researching the area’s demographics, I learned two key facts that made... Read more »
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