Summer cycling and bike lanes

Now that it’s finally summertime in Chicagoland I’ve been able to ride my bike to work. I won’t be able to for much longer since I’m moving downtown soon, but for the time being it’s been great. I get to save money on gas and I also get a small …

Lit Fest

This weekend I went to Lit Fest. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s a literature festival in the Printer’s Row area of downtown Chicago. It’s always held the first weekend in June, which can really be a hit-or-miss time in the Midwest. Even after a …

Dog days and dog wars

In a few weeks I will be moving to the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago where there is currently a “dog war” going on. I kid you not. Initially I thought that it was about aggressive dogs in the area, but that’s not the case. The “dog wars” are actually …

Apartments and large dogs: an oxymoron

Moving with a dog can be a real pain. I love my Carmela more than anything, but with each move it becomes more of a challenge. Our upcoming move to downtown Chicago will be her 6th move. Some people don’t even move that often in their lifetimes. For her, this …

Plan B doesn’t mean Bad

“The plan” is actually quite simple. I realized during my time out in Maine that I could make this happen now. I would struggle at first what with trying to find a job and an apartment, but I could do it. Then an excellent Plan B option came about. My …