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Thank you to everyone for all of your kind words after I was mugged in December. I was especially moved that a few of you even offered to contribute to a new camera fund. I'm happy to say that I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2012 at Pro Bono Baker
I'm saving up, but I'm still without a camera. Early spring in Chicago is one of my favorite times for photography. It makes me sad that some hooligan is out there with my stolen camera while I am missing out.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at Pro Bono Baker
I'm sincerely touched by all of the kind emails I received after my last post. Today marks the seventh anniversary for Pro Bono Baker (!) and I'm grateful for all of the friends and opportunities this little blog has introduced... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2012 at Pro Bono Baker
The last month has been an exciting one! I finished graduate school and earned my Master's in library and information science at the University of Illinois this month. I feel ready to leave, but Champaign, Illinois grew on me more... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2011 at Pro Bono Baker
Over the weekend I received a call from my friend Ariel. Her community garden was closing up shop for the season, but she had a huge quantity of chard that was still growing. She asked if I would like some... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2011 at Pro Bono Baker
One of my favorite things about graduate school is how seriously most of the people I know take Halloween, and costume parties in general. Gone are the days of purely revealing or unimaginative attire - instead, many people expend considerable... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2011 at Pro Bono Baker
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On a foggy October morning two weeks ago, Nick and I left Chicago's Union Station aboard the Amtrak Wolverine line. The route is a beautiful one, beginning in industrial Indiana towns that give way to sand dunes and Michigan vacation... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2011 at Pro Bono Baker
In early October I left my Thursday night Interface Design class and headed straight to Louisville, Kentucky. It was my first visit to this lovely state and I was excited to explore while running in the Bourbon Chase - a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2011 at Pro Bono Baker
I spent this past weekend visiting Kentucky for the first time and running the Bourbon Chase (more on that soon when I finish editing my photos). The autumn color was truly spectacular and we couldn't have asked for a more... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2011 at Pro Bono Baker
Today is my 30th birthday! I'm grateful for: -Parents who are loving, supportive, and committed to education. -The lessons I continue to learn from my confident, feminist Mom and my active, outdoorsy Dad. -A smart and sweet brother who is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2011 at Pro Bono Baker
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Like many of you, early fall is my favorite time of year. I've unpacked extra blankets and sweaters, started to visit our local apple orchard on a nearly weekly basis, and I'm taking every opportunity to spend time outside before... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2011 at Pro Bono Baker
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How is it that I never seem to realize the days are getting shorter until the first cool September day? Suddenly the sunlight looks a bit warmer on my bike ride home from work, summer flowers are few and far... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2011 at Pro Bono Baker
My final semester of graduate school began last week. It's hard to believe that it has been a year since I moved away from Chicago. I left the city overwhelmed and burned out after several years in nonprofit development. I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2011 at Pro Bono Baker
I'm in Glacier National Park hiking with my family for two weeks before my last semester of graduate school begins in late August. In my absence, I'd like to give you a taste of one of my favorite bakeries. (A... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2011 at Pro Bono Baker
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This has been the first summer that has really felt like summer to me in a long time. Soaring temperatures, breezy bike rides, patio drinking, vacations, great food, old friends, new friends, grad school classes, and barely a moment to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2011 at Pro Bono Baker
It is sweltering in Illinois as I write this. I glanced at the weather report before I biked to work this morning, and to my dismay saw that it would feel like 112 F outside. And, it did. Look out... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2011 at Pro Bono Baker
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It never feels like summer until July, when the midwest gets hit with the first dangerous heat wave and the humidity becomes overwhelming. Everyone likes to complain about it, including me, but I secretly appreciate the extreme temperatures that mark... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2011 at Pro Bono Baker
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The American Library Association annual conference took place in New Orleans this year. I waited until the last minute to decide to attend, but in late June I joined thousands of other librarians and archivists for a week in a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2011 at Pro Bono Baker
I spent a busy Father's Day weekend between Chicago and northern Illinois. My mother is renting a fantastic apartment in a high-rise near Millennium Park this summer. I spent some time enjoying the view with her on Friday, followed by... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2011 at Pro Bono Baker
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The sky threatened to rain all day yesterday, and around 5 am the storm we were promised finally arrived with a magnificent display of thunder and lightening. I can be a bit hard on the midwest sometimes. For much the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2011 at Pro Bono Baker
In the last seven years I have lived in no less than seven different homes. I'm sure many of you can relate. I've always loved getting to know new streets and neighborhoods -- enough to put up with an annual... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2011 at Pro Bono Baker
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Last weekend, I had the good fortune to visit Next and The Aviary, the new Chicago restaurant and cocktail bar from Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas. It was an incredibly decadent evening and one of the best dining experiences of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2011 at Pro Bono Baker
I recently completed my second semester of graduate school. Spring was packed with multiple jobs, extra credit hours, and training for my second marathon (it went great!). It was an exciting semester, but it was truly a relief to turn... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2011 at Pro Bono Baker
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