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Snow Day!

Yes, it’s maddening to get the note from HR re: they don’t care that a half-million children are out of school, as your presence is absolutely vital to the filing of TPS reports, etc. But while […]


Do We Remember Snow?

We’ve had an easy time of it … but now, it’s back to winter in Chicago.


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5 Essential Snowfall Songs

Here are some of the songs I listen to once I notice the first snow falling from the sky. 1)Listen The Snow is Falling – Galaxie 500 This Boston band nailed this Yoko song and […]



It’s nothing to the frost-bitten hearts of native Midwesterners, but there’s always that frisson of dread/excitement when you see that first snow outside the window. It’s here.