Category Archives: Travel

Don’t Wait to do Your Dreams

I have wanted to come here for a long time. Finally today I did. The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum is the one memorial that I could feel even through the television. Chairs in golden hues stand together but … Continue reading

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Not Just Dance

A diamond in the rough, a New Mexico school of dance is also a school of thought, turning out dancers with a can-do mindset and a skillset to match.                            … Continue reading

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Where Is Home?

Even the most independent person craves a sense of belonging — within a family, a workplace, a community. It’s part of the human experience. Seated over a cup of hot coffee in a cafe on Chicago’s south side, 56 year-old … Continue reading

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Hats Off

When I stepped inside Goorin Bros. Hat Shop in Chicago, there were hats on every table and every shelf — fedoras and flatcaps, baseball and bowlers. There, I met Tanya Jaramilla, and not unlike the establishment itself, she wears many … Continue reading

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Easy Come, Easy Go

It’s Jeff Lynch’s third day behind the bar at the Green Door Tavern. “We’re definitely an old school joint!” He glides back and forth from tap to register, at once jovial and relaxed. His usual title is general manager, but … Continue reading

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Designing a New Future

Do you feel like you can exhale? “Noooooo, not yet,” is the quick reply from Justin Hughes. “Not yet.” Sitting on the floor of a Chicago gym surrounded by a forest of heavy bags, he is smiling and energized after … Continue reading

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Soul of a Cowboy

Greg Hathcock can swear like a sailor and quote the Bible like a preacher. One moment he was a stranger in a New Mexico Starbucks, the next, he was standing near my table with a smile and earnestness in his … Continue reading

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