Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: Chicago, sunset

Driving home from Hinsdale… and treated to a beautiful sunset & scenic view of Buckingham Fountain. Another reminder of why I love living in Chicago so much. Simply beautiful… and a great way to “end” day one of the Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival.

Categories: Chicago, food

I’ve heard great things about these cookies for quite awhile now… and finally made it into LEVAIN BAKERY on Randolph to try these sweet treats. And let me just say… they did NOT disappoint. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside & jam-packed with yumminess & plenty of chocolate chips!!! Well done Levain!!!

Categories: Chicago, flowers

So good to see that some of the THOUSANDS of tulips
along Chicago’s Michigan Avenue are still blooming nicely!

Categories: architecture, bike, Chicago

The beautiful South Shore Cultural Center on the south side of Chicago… kinda where the bike trail ends… so it makes a nice place to refuel & to turn around to head back home!

Categories: bike, Chicago

The perfect day… and the perfect way… to play hooky this afternoon!!!

Categories: Chicago, workout

Today was the “official” kick-off of the running season… a fun chance to shuffle through downtown Chicago for the annual SHAMROCK SHUFFLE. While many were actually down there to “run” through the closed-down streets… I think it’s more of a chance to play with friends & do a little “touristy” photo-shoot along the way! Sightseeing & shuffling all at the same time!

Categories: architecture, Chicago, theater

Always a stunning night when you go to the Nederlander Theatre in Chicago. Beautiful architecture, interior design & crazy-cool craftsmanship everywhere you look. And that’s well before you even get to see the talent onstage!!!

Categories: Chicago, inspiration

Eternal flame at Chicago’s Daley Center Plaza… honoring those who have served.

Categories: Chicago, sculpture

Looking over the shoulder… the Chicago Picasso from a less well-known vantage point! And the view that I think “explains” a lot. Notice the profile silhouette that lines-up if you pay attention as you walk around it. Brilliant… and I love that so many people have never seen this!!!

Categories: Chicago, music, theater

Tonight was the first night of LES MISERABLES in Chicago! My all-time favorite musical. Plus, this might just be my favorite production of the show… and I’ve seen it “several” times!!! The cast was amazing… their voices INCREDIBLE… piercing right through bringing on goosebumps… and if I’m being totally honest, little tears on more than a few occasions! It’s only here for three weeks… so get tickets right away if you can… you WON’T be disappointed!!! It’s AMAZING… and you’ll see why it’s my favorite!!!