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

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

Autumn in Wisconsin w/ @sorchasayers

Last night in Madison, WI. (at Wisconsin State Capitol)
On the road to East Lansing to jam with some home boys.  Found this cool park just off the highway. #lakemichigan  (at Lookout Park)
Had some time to kill so I road out to the pier for some peace and quiet, and a sweet view.  Always worth it.   (at North Avenue Beach)

Playing with the new iPhone camera, by far the coolest feature. #iphone6

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.