On Saturday, June 15, Chicago unleashed its pilot electric scooter program. Ten companies received permits to operate up to 250 scooters around Chicago. That means up to 2,500 scooters are zipping around town within a 50-mile radius, bounded by Halsted on the east and the Chicago River on the east and south (translation: they’re […]Read more "The diary of a middle-aged scooter charger"
Chicago is the first place I’ve lived for an extended period of time that really, truly has seasons. And anyone who’s lived through a Chicago winter knows just how important spring is. The first 40-degree day is Prozac for our vitamin D-dampened spirits. Windows are open, sidewalks are filled with people, neighbors re-acquaint with neighbors […]Read more "Springtime in Chicago"
The last couple of weeks have seen some awesome journalism coming from women in Chicago. These are the types of stories that I read and they inspire me to want to be a better writer. They also just make me feel warm and fuzzy for the talent here in Chicago. Here are those stories. I […]Read more "3 Powerful Chicago Stories to Read Right Now"
For about six years, I worked at home as a freelance writer, using my home office, or a couch or a chair and sometimes even the bed as I pecked away on my laptop. Then, about three years ago, my sister opened her own consulting business and began renting an office. Her space was […]Read more "8 Reasons Freelancers Should Rent an Office"
(Photo by tanjila ahmed) In 2011, I did a roundup of clever marijuana dispensary names across the country. I did a follow up in 2014. It’s one of those industries–like hair salons and bowling leagues–that just begs for creative, punny names. Today, 23 states have legalized marijuana in some form. And with that, the businesses […]Read more "Best Marijuana Dispensary Names, Part III"
On June 13 and 14, Chicago-based guidebook author and travel journalist Kate Silver ventured through the seven counties of Northern Indiana to choose a winner of the Northern Indiana Pizza Wars. She selected Iechyd Da Brewery in Elkhart as the winner and awarded honorable mention to The Café at The Bowling Alley in Warsaw. To […]Read more "Judging the Pizza Wars: Eating My Way through Northern Indiana, One Slice at a Time"