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R.I.P Aretha Franklin

As a young child growing up in the inner city, listening to R&B music was a staple in my household. My mother kept a collections of records in a crate, alphabetized I might add, stretching from the front door to the end of the hallway. While my siblings and I were not permitted to play…

Happy Pride

The city of Chicago hosts that largest, most colorful and live LGBTQ Parade every year! The event is held on the Northside of the city  and a must see for anyone travel to or through during the Summer.  While I couldn’t be there this year I would like to wish all my friends and family…

The Jolly Green Giant

Today I decided to visit a site referred to as the “landscape under the glass”, The Garfield Park Conservatory. I considered this place to be a hidden treasure on Chicag0’s west side. It consists of 8 sectors, the Palm House, Fern Room, Sugar From the Sun Room, Elizabeth Morse Genius Children’s Garden, the Desert House, Aroid…