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Hiding Out with Hemingway

Oak Park is all Frank Lloyd Wright all the time, but he is not the only golden boy.  Ernest Hemingway was born and raised through his teenage years in Oak Park as well.  Both his birthplace and museum are a great way to appreciate a local American author. Even though this quote sounds like an introduction at... Read more »

On Track at the Ryder Cup

On Track at the Ryder Cup
Although this blog is typically written to help you find things to do along the UP-West Metra line from Chicago through the western suburbs, when something as rare as the Ryder Cup comes to town, I have to leave the tracks. The Ryder Cup is an event that is bi-annual and rotated between a European... Read more »

Oak Park: Part 2

Last week I sang the praises for the interior tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio.  If you are cheap frugal like me, you will also take advantage of the walking tour that goes with it.   There is a combo pricing option. After Frank built his own home, he was hired multiple times... Read more »
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Eggy's: Was it Worth the Effort?

Recently I needed to know if doughnuts were worth the wait.  This time I needed to know if a particular breakfast was worth the effort. Last Spring, I had heard about a new restaurant named Eggy’s Diner that had just opened in town.  It is just north of Millennium Park so I decided to try and find... Read more »

Casey Abrams: Great Bright Morning

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American Idol auditions are at the United Center today.  All those hopeful dreamers singing their hearts out.  Good luck to all. Here is Casey Abrams’ first album after appearing on American Idol 2 years ago.  He was the folksy, quirky, hairy, uber-talented one. Listen to this song this morning and I dare you not to... Read more »

Go-Go-Go, Joe! ...Another Great CYT Performance

Go-Go-Go, Joe! ...Another Great CYT Performance
After watching Annie last weekend, I couldn’t stop thinking about the energy of the kids in that production and decided to go-go-go again this weekend to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The Aurora CYT did not let me down.  Another fabulous performance from a cast of thousands.  Ok, maybe not thousands, but A LOT.... Read more »
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