Tag: Illinois

1 Shot Wednesday: March Street

My stepfather died three years ago.  Photos trigger memories and transport one to the past. That is the purpose of the Wednesday 1 Shot series. This photo is from my hometown in Illinois. Just a typical street on the blue-collar side of town. The…

July Jewels

Travel to Illinois in July? The humidity. The heat. It’s just gardens and cornfields. The pace of life moves like a tortoise. The options for excitement are nil. I have adopted this attitude from time to time about my Midwest hometown. That’s why I…

Illinois Cherry Pie

  Surrounded by fields of corn, I’m visiting my folks and family in Smalltown, USA. If you saw the film Field of Dreams or read the Pulitzer by Jane Smiley, you have a sense of my childhood setting. My roots are German–efficiency, manners, and…