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New Look for 2018

Chicago Skyline Night
New Look for 2018 Herb Carver  |  6 February 2018  |                    . It’s a chilly late-January morning outside my hotel window. The neighboring skyscrapers appear almost alive, square scales of gray and brown gleaming in the morning sun against the blue of Lake Michigan beyond. As I watch, thoughts of Chicago as the “second city” echo around my head. Some say the name come from Chicago’s population size (relative to New York, in this case), but that hasn’t been the case for more than 75 years now (Los Angles gets that title now). Others say the name is based on Chicago being the second choice (again to New York) in the selection for the 1893 World’s Fair,...

Why I Stopped Blogging

[fusion_builder_container background_color=”” background_image=”” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding_top=”20″ padding_bottom=”20″ padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][fusion_text] Some of you may have noticed that I did not post my blog as regularly near the end of the year. The reason is simple: I put down the technology. I went on a few secluded and technology-limited or -free retreats, started practicing yoga, and resumed my regular meditating. It’s been great, but I will admit to feeling the ‘ol tech tug of days past. There was a time in…