I live on the north side of Chicago and work in the Loop. I live just in from the lake, in the densely populated area pictured in the aerial above.
I write most often about the East Lakeview, East Lincoln Park, and the old South Loop neighborhoods. I write about what I see when commuting (mainly on the bus or Brown Line), shopping, or walking along the lakefront, around the ponds, or in the parks.
I live in a vintage mid-rise and work in a building that is well over a hundred years old. Occasionally I write about architecture.
I still have friends in Hyde Park, where I lived for many years, and occasionally write about that neighborhood and the University.
My husband has longstanding ties to nearby New Buffalo (MI), where we sometimes go for the weekend or day. I’ve grown fond of this beautiful vacation area on the edge of the Great Lake, which is known for its low-key charm, spectacular lakefront, and quirky but interesting social scene. While there, we spend a lot of time tramping about nature preserves. Posts about “Harbor Country” as it is called can be found by clicking on the word “Daytripping” in the “Browse by Category” section of the sidebar.