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

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

Twenty Eight Feet - Life On A Little Wooden Boat

"For me what’s more important than having a big house is having a space that makes me feel good."

This mini documentary (8 minutes) focuses on a guy who doesn’t pay rent or have a full-time job.  Instead, he lives on his small sail boat.  Here, he discusses the pros and cons of living on a boat.

One of my first hammock hangs.  My grandpa and I, like 25 years ago.  Love this guy, and that lake. #tbt #upnorth

A guy strapped a camera to his boat in Chicago.  This is what he captured.

Porch view after grilling some dinner.  No filters were used in the production of this photograph.  I mean, #nofilter

A practical guide to riding a bike in the city.  

It’s been raining all damn day.  Throwing it back to a beautiful day on the Chicago River with @sorchasayers #tbt #sweethomechicago  (at Chicago River)
It’s National Aviation Day today!  That enormous plane is an SR-71… it’s top speed is 2,200 MPH.  That’s a lot of metal floating quickly through the air.  
Swung through lovely Gary, Indiana to see Michael Jackson’s childhood home… a spontaneous and enlightening experience.  Gary isn’t a place I need to visit again but this was really cool. Photo by @sorchasayers  (at Michael Jackson’s Boyhood Home)
An overwhelming selection of hot sauces at Jungle Jim’s. (at Jungle Jim’s International Market)
It’s not a road trip through Indiana without an Instagram of the giant wind turbines.  Ohio bound with @sorchasayers

Here’s a motion time-lapse video created by Matthew Vandeputte.  Pretty cool!

Check out his work:

This is Chicago.  It’s not all good and pretty.  There’s a lot wrong with it.  But it’s home, and I love this city.  

No words for this one.  

Look closely… this is only one photo.
This flag was flown in the face of the enemy over VSSA Anaconda Afghanistan on the 20th day of March. 2013.  War sucks, but I’m so incredibly proud of my little bro doing big things. #specialforces