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Ghost Story (repost, Happy Halloween!)

A couple months ago it was raining like a motherfucker. A dense fog is rolling across the town like a murder mystery. It’s pitch black, somehow darker than usual, and I’m driving through an especially wooded part of town. 305 more words


Welcome to one writer’s search for nature in the suburbs

It may seem odd to start a blog about nature and the suburbs when the world is drifting off to sleep for the winter on a gusty whoosh of fall air. 695 more words

Nature Writing

Halloween Trick Or Treat Hours For Chicago & The Suburbs!

If you’re planning on taking your kids out to trick or treat tonight but don’t know when the official times are in your area, don’t worry, your buddy Dave Fogel has it covered. 51 more words


Pickup Line 7

“I hope,” she said, “that you didn’t create any unrealistic expectations.”

“It wasn’t me creating anything” he told her.  “The extravagence was all Blake.”

“Well, he’s your friend. 255 more words

Chicago Wildlife Watch

We recently launched a small, local project named Chicago Wildlife Watch. It is similar to Snapshot Serengeti except that the images are coming from camera traps in Chicago, from downtown to the suburbs. 34 more words

Citizen Science

2014′s States with the Best and Worst School Systems

by Richie Bernardo

Unless one is destined to assume the ranks of wildly successful college dropouts like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, education remains the traditional route to financial success for many Americans. 249 more words

Bergen County

Three Metro Suburbs Land in Top 50 Nationwide List

JOHNSTON, Iowa – It’s good to live in Iowa, according to a new list of the nation’s top 50 suburbs from Business Insider: three of the metro’s suburbs made the list. 435 more words