21 8 / 2014

verticaltheory:

Uncommon Ground: the perfect name for America’s greenest restaurantWith a list of accolades that doesn’t stop, Chicago’s Uncommon Ground is anything but common. Named“Greenest restaurant” in America in 2011 and 2013, winner of the governor’s sustainability award, the country’s first certified organic rooftop farm, restaurant of the year, green business of the year…the list goes on and on. And now the owners are adding: “first organic brewery in the state” to that list.Read more here.


Chicago pride for a place that does great coffee and soon great beer!

verticaltheory:

Uncommon Ground: the perfect name for America’s greenest restaurant

With a list of accolades that doesn’t stop, Chicago’s Uncommon Ground is anything but common. Named“Greenest restaurant” in America in 2011 and 2013, winner of the governor’s sustainability award, the country’s first certified organic rooftop farm, restaurant of the year, green business of the year…the list goes on and on. And now the owners are adding: “first organic brewery in the state” to that list.

Read more here.

Chicago pride for a place that does great coffee and soon great beer!

(via thisbigcity)

25 11 / 2013

Kevin Bacon is soo wise.

Kevin Bacon is soo wise.

20 11 / 2013

An adventurous day at the MCA!

PS the oatmeal cream pie was the size if my face - and you should get it at the MCA cafe.

11 11 / 2013

nprfreshair:

Today Roy Scranton and Jake Siegel, two veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan join us to talk about their wartime experiences and the process of writing about them. Scranton explains how he coped with the constant fear of death:

I found that I had to shut down my imagination because it really turned into an enemy. The kind of daydreaming and extrapolation of ideas that I love to indulge in as a reader and as a writer was suddenly and completely maladaptive to the situation in Baghdad. The more I could imagine what could happen, the more different ways I thought I could die or fail or mess things up and it just would turn paralyzing. That’s where I started to tell myself that it doesn’t matter: "None of it matters; you’re already dead. Just get through your job."


photo via flickr commons

For your Veteran’s Day reading. Please check out more articles in the series. 

nprfreshair:

Today Roy Scranton and Jake Siegel, two veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan join us to talk about their wartime experiences and the process of writing about them. Scranton explains how he coped with the constant fear of death:

I found that I had to shut down my imagination because it really turned into an enemy. The kind of daydreaming and extrapolation of ideas that I love to indulge in as a reader and as a writer was suddenly and completely maladaptive to the situation in Baghdad. The more I could imagine what could happen, the more different ways I thought I could die or fail or mess things up and it just would turn paralyzing. That’s where I started to tell myself that it doesn’t matter: "None of it matters; you’re already dead. Just get through your job."

photo via flickr commons

For your Veteran’s Day reading. Please check out more articles in the series. 

24 10 / 2013

nprfreshair:

It’s all going to be okay. See you tomorrow!

I just needed to see this today. Have a good one!

nprfreshair:

It’s all going to be okay. See you tomorrow!

I just needed to see this today. Have a good one!

22 8 / 2013

maryschmidt:

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Me on my 25th birthday.

I turned 25 this year and I had a bit of a quarter life crisis. I felt like I didn’t know what I was doing and I was looking for advice on how to navigate this crazy adventure that is my 20’s. So for my birthday I asked my family to write a letter to themselves…

My 25th birthday is coming up in less than a month. This was the perfect time to find this article. Enjoy!

28 7 / 2013

Roaming through the Minnesota Northwoods with the little sister that wandered Barcelona, Girona, and London with me not so long ago…how time flies! 

Roaming through the Minnesota Northwoods with the little sister that wandered Barcelona, Girona, and London with me not so long ago…how time flies! 

14 6 / 2013

Oh Indy - It’s these little things that make me proud!

thisbigcity:

Question: What single, awesome city project delivers green infrastructure storm water treatment, protected urban bike trail, 8 acres of green space, over 500 new trees, and very soon a concentrated series of bike share stations? 

Answer: Indianpolis’ Indy Cultural Trail

(Source: urbanophile.com)

13 5 / 2013

My main mode of transportation these days…

thisbigcity:

applesandibexes:

It is 150 years since the world’s first underground railway system was created. These posters are from the London Transport Museum’s exhibition titled Poster Art 150: London Underground’s Greatest Designs. (via Brain Picker)

07 4 / 2013

This should be the last post for today. But I will try to update more as I travel for another month and a half. I’ll be leaving for Mumbai this Friday! 

More Kerala pics! These birds were huuuuungry. They risked drowning to keep pulling fish guts out of the water. It’s a pretty place, but fish gut fighting was unavoidable.

For the fishermen (and fishing goddess = Hayley) of my family. Love you guys!

A nice quiet beach in Alappuzha. An hourish bus ride south of Cochin.

This dog is a member of the wonky-eared dog pack, but he’s a little stand offish and likes his alone time. I imagine he’s like Andy from Shawshank Redemption - he’s probably going to escape the beach pack any day now…

Camels!

We went on a wonderful and relaxing backwater tour. Four hours of trolling through tiny canals and soaking in the lush greenery. Absolutely lovely!