A billion beams of sunlight and a shining birthday boy

A billion beams of sunlight and a shining birthday boy

Today, at 11:15 (UTC) an astronomical phenomenon will occur that will result in 99% of the earth's population experiencing sunlight. Also, today at 11:37 (CST) Charlie Biskupic turns 35-years old. Coincidence? Hardly. I think the whole world should be sunny on the day my oldest son celebrates his birthday. It sure felt that way the [...]

Old man river

Old man river

Sometimes, when rivers run low and slow, you can get a closer look at the history they hide. I thought about that yesterday as I took a late afternoon walk along the Fox River. I love that old river because it's such an excellent testament to both the history and innovation of the cities it [...]

Toasting Ellinor

Toasting Ellinor

Neighborhoods change as naturally as the seasons. Families move in, children grow up and people (except for me) move on. Because we bought our house from my parents, my family has lived in our house for more than 50 years! In that time we have met all kinds of wonderful neighbors, friendly folks who never [...]