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Traveling, Cooking, Reading, and Trains

When we travel to Riverside, Illinois, you know I will spend some time trackside at the Metra station. We found a Metra train with a new paint scheme. Then a Chicago bound grain train showed up.     We were there with the grandkids and the engineer of this outbound bare table train gave the …

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Chicago Garfield Park Conservatory

On our Chicago trip today we went with our son (our daughter-in-law had performances all day) and grandsons to the Garfield Park Conservatory in west Chicago. It’s a huge building with lots of different temperature and humidity controlled rooms for different types of vegetation. As we walked in we were met my a beautiful reflecting …

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SubTitle: The Thrill of Defeat, The Agony of Victory: A Classical Historian Explores Jesus’s Arrest, Trial, and Execution   Rating:★★★★ Finished: March 21, 2018         [Image from Amazon] As the subtitle explains, this book is an historical view of Jesus’ death, not a theological one. “… this book differs from other books. …

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It was St Patrick’s Day – so of course we wore green and ate corned beef and cabbage; even though he wasn’t a canonized saint and we aren’t Catholic. But hey – tradition. We were at our post-coffee yoga hangout Friday talking about our upcoming weekend on when I got the urge for corned beef …

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