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Remembering September 11, 2001

We haven’t even entered the memorial, and already I feel something. Memories of where I was when United Flight #175 struck the World Trade Center south tower come rushing back vividly.  American Flight #11 had already crashed into the north … Continue reading

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WITH… AND WITHOUT

WITH If you’ve been reading this blog, you know I love novelty. I love exploring the world through the eyes of my daughter, who’s experiencing everything for the first time. Her awe and wonder is contagious—and also, I realize, I’m … Continue reading

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How To Get Your Juices Flowing

Do you know what it feels like to be “in the flow”? You may have even used the phrase without knowing its origins. A famous theorist and author with a hard-to-pronounce name changed my life. If you haven’t already read … Continue reading

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Winter in Malibu

Winter in Malibu reminds me of winter on Chicago’s North Shore. When we first came sweeping into Malibu, it was a crisp 50 degrees. I was reminded of Chicago winters on Lake Michigan. It’d be so cold, the waves would … Continue reading

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Carsten Höller: Experience

In a previous post, I wrote about how I’m a novelty seeker. An addict, even. Since, as a new(ish) parent, I can’t get my adrenaline rush as often as I used to, I’m happy enough striving to laugh every day. … Continue reading

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Add Years To Your Life

We travel to Manhattan all the time, but this was our first MetroNorth and NYC Subway ride, leading to a lovely outing in SoHo visiting galleries, cafés, and my favorite old haunt, Washington Square Park. Then a walk all the … Continue reading

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Feeding My Kid Eye Candy

The High Line is a great place to take a toddler. Urban eye candy delights adults and kids at every turn. It’s great for the little ones to contemplate scale. If they’re old enough to appreciate, there’s a view of … Continue reading

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The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far…

I’m ashamed to admit I’m from Illinois and I’d never been apple picking. Well, we had so much fun the other day at Wilkens Farm picking our own apples, I can see why many families make it an annual tradition. … Continue reading

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Eyes Wide

What if all catastrophes in our lives could be predicted? Is my life about to change? Let’s just say, with Hurricane Irene predicted to make landfall here Sunday, the odds of a life changing event come into focus, and they … Continue reading

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Open Access

“Hi. I’m here for the 9:30 class.” “There is no 9:30 class Tuesdays.” “You’re joking, right?” “Nope. Sorry. There was an 8:30 class and the next class is at 12.” “You’re kidding, right? You’re not kidding. Sigh… I guess I’ll … Continue reading

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