I ♥ Noro

One of my favorite pictures from my childhood is a photo of my grandparents at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago, circa 1978. First, a little background.  Chicago’s Garfield Park is a tough neighborhood. High crime, boarded-up vacant buildings, ratty-nasty vacant lots and some serious gang graffiti. But right next door to these streets is the Garfield … Continue reading I ♥ Noro

Cool by Association

On the other side of my fence, my neighbors have a pretty sweet life.  They are the kind of cool people that go to the hippest bistro in town, not because it’s their wedding anniversary and they have been looking forward to such a divine dinner for months, but because it’s Thursday. And they know the … Continue reading Cool by Association