Photography is one of my passions. I lug my Nikon F70 everywhere. I hope to have a WWW page of my work soon. I am using the WWW page of a News Photographer as a model. If your tastes are more futuristic, strain your eyes on these stereo images or, if more traditional, visit the Ansel Adams exhibit.
Running/jogging is a way of life. I try to run 7 miles two times a week, usually along the
Lake Michigan shoreline. I usually run the 7 miles to work along the lake front or north to the totem pole at Addison St. Running clears the mind and allows time for reflection. I can often be found by Huffing or Puffing or Pounding the pavement in support of good causes.
Sport Fishing is also a way of life. I enjoy sport fishing. I find it to be both relaxing and fun and its' pursuit has taken me to many places such as Nova Scotia seeking trophy stripe bass; Cape Hatteras on the Outer Banks, home of the much touted "red drum" and sleek Spanish mackrel as well as large blue fish. Hatteras is also the home of the tallest light house in the USA. I also climb and fly-fish the high country lakes of Rocky Mountain National Park where the trout surface to feed on insects as to sun rises in the morning. Check out Pete's fishing page.
Feel the need for power and speed while enjoying the sun, try Arlington Race Track. What a place to bet on the horses, get some sun, and enjoy a cool beer. There are usually 8-9 races and with 2$ bets you can have action all afternoon and still have cash leftover to do a good dinner.
Indoor-Outdoor - Sensitive Male Cultural Activities
The Terra Museum of Ameerican Art at 600 N. Michigan Ave recently had its show, "The Americn West: Out of Myth, into Reality. Some of my favorite western artists: Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, Charles Russell, and Frederic Remington were highlighted in this exhibit.
Chicago has many outdoor cultural events during the summer months. I try to visit as many of the local art fairs as possible. I usually come home with a new "art piece" and wonder just where I will put it? Recent additions include a large red glass sclupture and an "egret" carved from a "harvested" waterbuffalo horn.
The Ravinia Music Festival is a great place to listen to great classical music and enjoy the company of friends while eating a picnic dinner on the grass. The concerts run all summer. Try to arrive least 1 hr early as parking is difficult.