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The Gladness of Nature

The Gladness of Nature #pocketpoem #PoemInYourPocketDay

KeyWestWhenever a person starts naming poets, there aren’t too many who would put William Cullen Bryant on their list. He lived in the 19th Century, and he became a lawyer because poetry didn’t pay the bills. He was also a political supporter of another poet named Abraham Lincoln, and he introduced Lincoln at his speech at Cooper Union in New York in 1860. It just shows how people can go about their…

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And the lady she hails from Trinidad

And the lady she hails from Trinidad

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Flying back home from a week in the Florida Keys was not something that I wanted to do, but the bills that will come in the mail someday must be paid. And while my two children could spend all their days on Duval Street, their teachers here in Chicago might eventually hold it against them.

On the first flight of the day, from Miami to Nashville, I had the pleasure of sitting next to an elegant…

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Happy Earth Day

The world is filled with beautiful things. May we preserve and protect them always.

Happy Earth Day

The world is filled with beautiful things. May we preserve and protect them always.

04.22.14 ♥ 0
Pay to park

I spent a lot of money on my trip to the Keys. Parking was possibly the least of my expenses, but in some ways it was the biggest bargain of all.

Pay to park

I spent a lot of money on my trip to the Keys. Parking was possibly the least of my expenses, but in some ways it was the biggest bargain of all.

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Parking in Key West is not cheap. But being able to leave your car somewhere as you walk the streets is worth every penny.

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The sun also rises

Yesterday I took a tour of Ernest Hemingway’s house in Key West, and today I’m heading back home to resume my life in Chicago.

The sun also rises

Yesterday I took a tour of Ernest Hemingway’s house in Key West, and today I’m heading back home to resume my life in Chicago.

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If you ever wondered what kind of tile Hemingway had in his bathroom, wonder no more. #KeyWest

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Best four-word summary of #KeyWest

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Watching a sunrise over the horizon is always an inspiration. (at Little Torch Key)

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Having too much fun

I’ve been in the Florida keys on Spring Break, and my blog has been neglected as a result.

Having too much fun

I’ve been in the Florida keys on Spring Break, and my blog has been neglected as a result.

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