Behind the Curtain

Outside Lies Magic
It has been quite a while since I last wrote here. I've been more active on Instagram, but I just haven't found the time to do the long verse of my life lately. Two major things: I got a new...
Publ.Date : Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:01:24 -0500

Be Thankful
Hi all! I have had a few projects rotating lately, so I haven't had a chance to write here in a while. I am trying to remind myself to take moments to be still, grateful, and to decompress. Of course,...
Publ.Date : Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:59:41 -0500

Camplanning: Best items to take camping?
Hoofers Outing Club, c. 1945 [source] Go figure that on the day Chicago was -20 I couldn't stop day dreaming about my next camping trip. I got some of that energy out on my winter hike, but it hasn't stopped...
Publ.Date : Wed, 18 Feb 2015 12:17:00 -0600

A Place in the Woods
Oh guys, I so love this book written by Helen Hoover. A Place in the Woods is similar to We Took to the Woods by Rich, but it is a bit more relatable. Firstly, Helen and her husband lived in...
Publ.Date : Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:47:00 -0600

Tramping About in the Snow
A few weeks ago I got it into my head that I HAD to go for a hike. Thankfully, mother nature was kind and delivered three days of above freezing weather to Chicago. I took advantage of a day when...
Publ.Date : Wed, 04 Feb 2015 13:29:00 -0600

Campfire Girls in Maine
I just recently finished a YA book written in 1916 called The Camp Fire Girls in the Maine Woods (or, The Winnebagos Go Camping) that I have mixed feelings about. Let's start with that main issue: the writing isn't very...
Publ.Date : Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:48:22 -0600

Codes & Analog
How has 2015 been treating everyone so far? I've been pretty good at balancing work, play, and relaxation this month. I was in dire need of this balance considering I was a complete mess the last two months. That should...
Publ.Date : Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:55:50 -0600

Words & Image: Interior
Interior: Studio Supper (1930) by Amy Katherine Browning (British, 1881-1978) ?We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives.? ? Maya Angelou
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Dec 2014 07:19:00 -0600

Lady Holidays
Happy Holidays Everyone! I'm visiting family and enjoying some lovely food, great booze, and vintage movies. I thought it would be nice to look at some of our favorite leading ladies in holiday photos. Below are just a few that...
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Dec 2014 07:39:00 -0600

Words & Image: Peace
Landscape with Fishermen at the Mouth of a River, Georges Michel (1763 - 1843) At no season does Paris look more beautifully than early December. There is a curious light, particular to the Ile de France and faithfully interpreted by...
Publ.Date : Mon, 08 Dec 2014 07:08:00 -0600