The Civil War Museum

For a brief second, the room went dark and quiet. Gunfire started popping above me. From my peripheral vision I saw rifles take aim then fire across the battlefield. Explosions of cannon fire found my backside, and as I caught my bearings, a soldier pointed his musket in my direction. With a loud crack, smoke…

Love Chicago and She Will Love You Back

“Blog Post Type: Expert Opinion Piece” Chicago is big. It’s a metropolis. It’s a global city. Concrete and steel mountains stand tall over everything. Cars, buses, trucks, and limos play a waiting game at street corners occupied by people–suits and briefcases going to work, travelers strolling to their next attraction, and cabs being hailed by…

Chi-Town: A Few of the Lesser Known Places

“Blog Post Type: Cities Less Traveled” Chicago has many nicknames known throughout the world, all beingĀ embraced by the locals. “Second City” (the locals will say no way to being second except for the comedy troupe), “Chi-Town,” “Chicagoland” (inclusion of the suburbs), “Hog Butcher to the World,” and “The Windy City” (because of the weather, the…