For January, I decided to abstain from the consumption of alcohol. Even though we have another week of January left, I can already report that it’s been a personally positive and socially interesting experiment and I would recommend trying a dry month, or even a week because there are some very obvious benefits. I’ll share …

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Recently, a Loop location for the popular workout chain, CorePower Yoga, was installed on the second floor of my office building. They offered a pretty compelling deal that included a weeklong free trial. My very first class was a 45-minute iteration of Yoga Sculpt, which I believe is unique to the Loop location so that downtown …

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Christmastime has been as enjoyable as I could have thought possible. Last weekend, I celebrated with the Newman family; we went out for a fun dinner, did a gift exchange, and played Yahtzee. Their eldest, Lily, is better at adding up the score than I am! The next morning, Andrea and I went to a …

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Well, I am stuck home, sick with strep throat, so I suppose it’s as good a time as any to share the goings-on of my life recently. It’s been inordinately busy, hence the lack of posting this holiday season. The first week of December brought two work-related parties, one for clients and the other with …

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Last night, my dear friend Sarah and I went to the Art Institute of Chicago’s After Dark event, featuring “Andy Warhol”. Beforehand, we had a delicious dinner at Acanto, a small, welcoming Italian restaurant on Michigan Avenue near the museum. We enjoyed some scallops as an appetizer and I ordered lobster spaghetti for my entrée. Our …

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One of the reasons I love the holiday season is because I love shopping and giving gifts to my friends and family. Compiling a gift guide is also one of my favorite kinds of blog posts to create. This year, I decided to make my holiday gift guide one with an altruistic focus. I’ve picked …

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It’s come to my attention that much like all things in life, dating will not yield results without the application of some effort towards it. I’ve cynically rejoined a few of my ole’ digital haunts, including Bumble, where the female must initiate the first contact. On a beautiful evening after work, I thought I’d log …

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WARNING: SPOILER ALERT Yesterday I had the privilege of going to see a popular musical, newer to Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, at the James M. Nederlander Theatre (formerly The Oriental). I always feel lucky whenever I get the chance to experience theatre of any kind. Based on the book by Steven Levenson, with music and …

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