Monthly Archives: January 2011
The Tyranny of the Elevator-Hijacking-Neighbor-Kids
Until I was in second grade, we lived in a 1920’s gothic revival building on Chicago’s north side. Faux gargoyles and heraldic symbols were molded into the plaster facade where a pair of wrought iron lanterns flanked the heavy carved wood doors, each with a gigantic brass … Continue reading
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Whose Been Eating My Porridge?! A Rude Awakening.
My teenage son was planning on having a bowl of cereal for breakfast this morning. But….. Someone got there first….. MICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Update: A Tourist in East Berlin 1971 – Photos
In 1971, my parents and I visited East Berlin shortly after my 13th birthday. The adventure was on a whim, but the experience was a “life changer.” If my memories of the city were not so vivid, I would attribute … Continue reading