Things I see, do, and think in Chicago and beyond.

Notes from a guy in Chicago.
tech enthusiast - drummer - minimalist - adventurer.

The world is a beautiful place.  

Time-lapse video footage of Norway.  

Collect moments, not things. Vieques, Puerto Rico #tbt

Up she goes. #chicago #bridge (at LaSalle Street Bridge)

A few months ago I attended Electric Forest, a 4-day music and arts festival held in Rothbury, Michigan.  Electric Forest draws people from all over the country and the world.  Sherwood Forest, the heart of the festival, is a one of a kind place… a forest sprinkled with tall trees perfect for hundreds of hammocks to be strung throughout.  But the people are what make the event so great.  Electric Forest rejuvenated me.  It was an incredible experience, and I can’t wait to go back. 

Frankenmuth knows how to do Octoberfest. (at Harvey Kern Pavilion)

Rolling into Michigan, it’s been a while. Feels good. (at Amtrak: New Buffalo)

Great use of a hammock if you ask me.  
Last night @sorchasayers and I cruised along the skyline on a sailboat.  And now I want a sailboat.

Charlie goes to Burning Man

A short doc about an 81 year old man who attends Burning Man and has a transformative experience.  Beautiful story.  Some day I will go.

For those unfamiliar, from Wikipedia:

Burning Man is a week-long annual event that began in San Francisco's Baker Beach and migrated to the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, in the United States. The event begins on the last Monday in August, and ends on the first Monday in September, which coincides with the AmericanLabor Day holiday. It takes its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy, which is set alight on Saturday evening. The event is described as an experiment in community, art, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance.

Trotify: Now you can make your bike sound like a horse.

http://www.trotify.com/

I can’t help posting this photo every year.  I met this guy in New York City a few years ago.  His wedding anniversary is 9/11 and he was in the North Tower buying his wife a card when the first plane hit.  We talked for several hours at a pub near the site of the World Trade Center before I visited the memorial.  The stories and emotions pouring out of this man to me, a complete stranger, I will never forget. #september11 #tbt  (at O’Hara’s Restaurant & Pub)
Closed out an excellent weekend with a movie in the yard with friends last night.  Thanks @dancecheetah & @thewhiteflame for hosting!
Marina Towers, Chicago, IL.  1960’s
Throwing it back to one of my favorite spots in Tennessee, The Natchez Trace Parkway.  444 miles… no billboards, no businesses, just nature. (at Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge)
It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since this gem came into our lives.  I loved this movie as a kid!
Here’s the cast then and now.