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Dear, Deer

Glenview, Illinois
I saw a deer as I was driving toward the Redfield Estate in the Grove. I quickly pulled over, got out my telephoto lens and snapped this shot. This is where Michael and I were married and we love visiting when we’re back in Chicago. If any of you are looking for a beautiful, historic venue for a small wedding we highly recommend Redfield House! Although there are several locations for an outdoor ceremony we chose to have ours in a local church. We served appetizers and dinner outdoors and then went inside for dancing in the ballroom. One of my favorite memories is of my two uncles dancing to this Romani-influenced song by Kayah and Bregovic.

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The White Mountains

Chicago, Illinois
Mr. McCann, my eighth-grade teacher, held a reading contest every year and the student who read the most books won a prize. His reading list included the science fiction book “The White Mountains” which is about three-legged machines called Tripods that control the earth by controlling human thought. Each human is given a “cap” in a coming-of-age celebration similar to a quinceanera, bar mitzvah or sweet sixteen. These “caps” prevent free thinking, a lobotomy of sorts that ensures the humans will obey the machines.

Whenever I see tall transmission towers they remind me of the Tripods and this book. There’s something haunting about them don’t you think?


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