Virgin Gorda Baths

“Don’t worry, this boat rides above and through the waves,” said the tanned ‘mate’ through his Oakley sunglasses. Nicole – our guide and good friend who had made this trip on the very same boat previously – suffered from serious…

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The Chicago Bach Project

On Friday I had the distinct pleasure of being invited to capture a Chicago cultural treasure – The Chicago Bach Project’s St. Matthew’s Passion.  As expected, the performance was powerfully moving and utterly beautiful. And, how could it not be?…

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Monument of Consumerism

Standing magnificently as a monument to Consumerism, the Hyatt -formally known as the Arcade in Cleveland – was created in 1890 as one of the earliest indoor shopping malls in the United States. Financed by John D. Rockefeller, this incredible…

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Abandoned Love: Accidentally Like A Martyr

You remember that feeling. Sweaty palms, trembling voice, the flutters in the pit of your stomach when (s)he looks up and your eyes lock. Oh youth, when everything was a new experience and a momentous journey that would shape your…

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Ghosts At St. Peter’s Gate

As if passing through St. Peter’s Gate, these souls walk under the massive sculpture known formally as Cloud Gate and locally as ‘The Bean’, looking up at their reflection. And, while often swarmed with people, given the right time of…

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Skyline in Phi

Virtually every American growing up in the 80s and 90s remembers it, that feeling of joy and freedom in the pit of one’s stomach when receiving one’s driver’s license. The jubilation that goes along with the freedom from parents, the…

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Poseidon’s Castle

Walking northbound on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue can be described as many things. Chief among them is depressing, though there are many more adjectives that can be used to adequately describe it and they vary widely depending on who it is…

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Cold and Majestic – Frozen Chicago River

When snow descends upon the city, most residents of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs (including yours truly) curse it and long for green spring buds, the sunshine of summer and pleasant temperatures and majestic colors of fall. After all, these…

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