Archive for September 2019

Chicago: The who, the why, and the where (part 3 of "I'm in love with Chicago AND Northern Michigan)

Chicago: The who, the why, and the where (part 3 of "I'm in love with Chicago AND Northern Michigan)
I moved to Chicago on August 1st, 2012. I was three months out of college and had no idea what I was going to do for a living or how I was going to make it all work. My overall strategy: Eh, it’ll all work itself out. What I knew: I wanted to be with Ashley and I... Read more »

I'm in love with Chicago AND Northern Michigan (part 2)

It’s 5:15 in the morning. Instead of heading to the writer’s chair, I head down to the storage area in our condo building. Walk over to the bike, wheel it over the cold concrete, up the stairs. It’s not a Northern Michigan bike ride with my Dad, but it is my Dad’s old Fuji bike... Read more »

I'm in love with Chicago AND Northern Michigan (part 1)

I'm in love with Chicago AND Northern Michigan (part 1)
Every year, I fall into a Chicago rut. I think we all do. It usually happens some time in the middle of winter or during the spring winter “expansion pack” that runs from late March through Memorial Day. The Chicago rut can last anywhere from an afternoon to an entire month. The rut is when everything starts... Read more »
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