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Can you hear me?

NATO Boundry

“Communication works for those who work at it.”
- John Powell

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Comfortable?

Painful Run

“Somewhere along the line we seem to have confused comfort with happiness.”

- Dean Karnazes

The picture above was taken somewhere during the second half of Berlin Marathon in 2011. Three years ago, if you would have told me that I would be running a marathon, much less one on another continent, I would have said you were crazy. But, here I am, having run two marathons on two continents and planning my third in the fall in South America. In fact, I just signed up for this summer’s CARA marathon training a few minutes ago. More…

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The Man in the Arena

It’s been an exhausting few weeks. And I’m not going to be slowing down anytime soon.

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A New Start

Sunrise

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

- Walt Disney

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Howdy from Happy Valley!

SC_Sky

“Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world.”

- Susan Lieberman

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Ready for some action?

Do it

“Just do it.”

- Nike 

The picture above is from the whiteboard over my desk. I put this quote up to remind myself not to put things off. I used to be a terrible procrastinator. And still am with some things. Like writing this post at 11:44 pm for example. But I am doing it.

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What a Week

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Changes Ahead, Behind, and All Around

Chicago River

 

“Twenty years from now you will be disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the one’s you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

-Mark Twain

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Adventures in Eating – Chef’s Week

R&R Smash

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” 

- Virginia Woolf

One of my favorite things about Chicago is the food. I joke with friends that I’ve been eating my way through the city since I’ve moved here, but that’s not far from the truth. Chicago is a city where you can throw a rock in any direction and hit a handful of good restaurants. Of course, everyone knows about the deep dish pizza. But there’s far more than that to be found here. And special events like Chef’s Week - when many restaurants have a special prix fixe menu at much lower cost – make exploring new places easy and affordable.

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Happy St. Paddy’s from Chicago!

Hope everyone had a safe, fun St. Paddy’s Day!