Frank Lloyd Wright Home

My parents came up to visit a few weeks ago for my birthday, and we had a nice visit to the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio in Oak Park.

It was really interesting to see the home he built for his family, especially from the point of view of a designer. He had quite a lot of fascinating ideas, but they only developed over time, as is clear in the home. Some parts are very familiar as part of (more…)

Fall Festival

Over the weekend I was a guest of Ruby Foote at the Genesee Country Village & Museum, a local living history site, for their annual Fall Festival and agricultural fair. Ruby is the village photographer, so it was cool to go around and meet the interpreters from her inside point of view. We checked out the blue ribbon contest where people had submitted all sorts of period food products and crafts, (more…)

Snowy Berlin

I took the train up to Berlin on the 25th to stay with Janine’s family. My train was cancelled, which made things exciting, and I finally got in around 11pm, and between the cold and the long day, I was pretty happy to hear Janine’s mom had some delicious duck leftovers ready for me. Nom nom! (more…)


Monday morning I woke up at 4am to fly to Chicago, and 11 hours after my arrival, to fly on to Brussels. Waking up was a lot easier than I expected – I guess I was ready to get on the road!

The day pass for the Admiral’s Club at O’Hare was definitely worth it. $50 for the day includes (more…)


Since there was no square dance meeting on Thursday night and I went to see Viel Lärm um Nichts, I went down to Leipzig on Friday to get a tour of the city and then go to my square dance partner’s club. He told me to come whenever, without pointing out that the zoo would be the only thing open at 9am. (more…)