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The Tonic of Zoo Animals

With my first month passed in Chicago in years I made sure to meet again with the city’s public animals. The years away (in the simple warmth of the hinterland, under the unconscious shadow of regional history, protected by social contract written in local long-hand) — how had they built this appetite to attend the zoos and aquarium? 432 more words

Winter Walks on the Tame Side

Reveling in a rather rapid recovery, it feels good to get out again and walk with the camera, even if I’m not running into anything too remarkable to photograph. 539 more words


Brookfield Zoo Prepares Animals For Cold

(CBS) — Brookfield Zoo’s three resident polar bears, six bison and two snow leopards are used to this kind of weather but Spokesman Bill Zeigler says they make sure the animals have indoor and outdoor access during severe cold. 180 more words


Zoo Sketches

I always enjoy sketching at Brookfield Zoo. This day I took only a multi-color ballpoint pen and my small Moleskine sketchbook. When I got home, I added pastel pencil to some of the sketches. 17 more words


Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh (and) Lights!

The Chicago area is fortunate to have two great zoos giving city dwellers the opportunity to get up close and personal with lions, tigers, and bears!  119 more words


When failing at Christmas is the best Christmas yet

This Christmas we did not get a tree, and we did not hang stockings.

I haven’t yet bought a gift for anyone in my immediate family. 174 more words

Getting in the Christmas Spirit

I’m trying my best to stay in the Christmas spirit.  With so much going on this December, it’s a little hard for me to get there right now.  608 more words