My Mann Horace

The library at Carl Schurz high school in Chicago is truly magnificent. It has so many pieces of art that I doubt I could ever describe them all. But the portraits of great writers, artists, and thinkers through the ages is something worth sharing here. When I saw a portrait of Horace Mann on theContinue reading “My Mann Horace”


My daughter had a swim lesson at a swimming pool this afternoon. The heat seems to have broken, for now, and it was actually nice to have a summer day without all the sweat. As my daughter was in the pool, kicking and stroking and generally having fun, I went to the fieldhouse of theContinue reading “Trophybox”