Ever since retiring from the practice of law in late 2016 I have been looking for new creative outlets. Because I love to write and because I have a friend who says, as hard as it is to believe, that he lives vicariously through me, I’ve decided to memorialize my forays into the cultural world in and around Chicago (and possibly on the occasional road trip).  I did a lot of writing as part of my work, but, with rare exception (I can think of four over the course of 27 years at my last job), the writing wasn’t fun.  Writing this blog is fun and I hope that reading it will be too.