Snow Day!!!!

This morning, I woke up to a magical winter wonderland…. So of course, I had to go exploring while everyone else was at home cozied up. I started at LaColombe Torrefaction (my favorite cafĂ© to watch the snow fall), then worked my way downtown to the Bean, through Grant Park (I was the only living…

Chicago to Manitowoc (via water taxi)

It was almost said in a dream. A few weeks prior, the Marine Operations manager and The Chicago Water Taxi Manager, my boss, pulled me aside at our Captain’s dinner. I had no idea what they were planning to say, my imagination was getting the best of me. “We would like to congratulate you on…

Flowers from on High

Last night, I was driving little ole Alpha (Chicago Water Taxi) up and down the Chicago river. Nothing out of the ordinary, nothing particularly special about the day (other than the incredible weather we’ve been having!) There was a gentle breeze coming from the southeast, and our day was almost at an end. As I was…

But, Spring

Warmth. Sunlight. Breeze blowing gently Through the veil Delicate curtain. Soft, My heart skips a beat. Spring today, Flowers blossom Beautiful buds Full of life. French music echoes through The courtyard,  yellow brick White trim. Green grass Finally exposed From months of snow cover. What a blessed event. Shorts. Legs exposed To much-needed sun, Shy legs Pale but not…