Category Archives: Things to do in the Midwest

A writer’s resolutions

As one calendar year ends and a new one begins, I spend some time thinking about the past twelve months. What did I like about them? What could use some improvement? How can I effect change in the parts of my life that I don’t really care for? 2019 was tough in a lot of…

Vacation Tip: Where to Eat in Chicago

A restaurant has to be really exceptional for me to give it a five-star rating. Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse on West Kinzie was that good. After a long day visiting the Shedd Aquarium and strolling around sunny Chicago, we were all starving. The kids and I decided to try an early dinner at the famous…

What’s in my Indiana Travel Journal?

You may have thought that, after several trips to the Hoosier State, I would have run out of things to share with you about the Midwest. Not so! On our latest trip to drop off our youngest son at Valparaiso, I still managed to find three new things to share with you! Figure Eight Brewing…