Blogs & Websites
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Posts syndicated for Time.com and Money online: Author archive.
Sample of blog posts for the Career News section:
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A selection of my Chicago news and events “Merge” section posts:
- Adding Green to Northerly Island
- 70mm of Fun at the Music Box
- Caution: Scientists at Work
- Watching the Red Line
- Simon's Suffers Register Theft
- Unique Holiday Gifts, Pt. 13
- That's One Smart-Looking House
- Rock Around The Park
- Shawnimals Shares Social Media Tips
- Take My Compost, Please!
- I Skate, You Skate, We All Skate
Posts in other sections of gapersblock.com:
- Banking on a Delicious Meal
Review of The Bedford restaurant for Drive-Thru section 4/28/11
- Sweet Sweet Pickles
Guest feature on making pickles for One Good Meal column 8/9/05
- Thanksgiving Turkey 101
Guest feature on cooking a turkey for One Good Meal column 11/23/04
Gapersblock.com press release for special event
Freelance writing for City of Chicago Office of Tourism website, ExploreChicago.org (now ChooseChicago.com)- 2011/2012
- 4 Things You Might Not Know About Hostelling [Archive PDF]
- The Art of Crafting a Great Cocktail in Chicago [PDF]
- Discover How Chicago’s Neighborhoods Inspired Two Designers
- Get a Head Start on St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations!
- Where To Find Chicago's Craft Brewed Beers [PDF]
- 5 Places To Drop The Kids Off...Just In Time For Valentine's Day! [PDF]
- Table For Two and a Half, Please [PDF]
- Snow Days Chicago Presents Free Fun for the Whole Family
- Choose Your Own Culinary Adventure at Two Chinese New Year Celebrations
- That's Weird, Grandma Brings Kids' Words To Life
- Plan Your Perfect Valentine's Day Date, Part 2: Jewelry
- Plan Your Perfect Valentine's Day Date, Part 1: Romantic Dining
- Q&A with Lise Watson on Sharks at the Shedd
[Also chosen for republishing on The Real Chicago Spring 2012. PDF copy.]
- Ring in the New Year with 5 Creative Resolutions
- New Year’s Eve in Chicago on a Budget
- Head to Navy Pier for Family Friendly Fun this New Year’s Eve!
- Santa Claus Flies into Winter Wonderland at John Hancock Observatory
(Interview with Santa Claus)
- Keep Your Kids and Teens Entertained With Foodie Fun [PDF]
- Chicago Comfort Foods Warm You Up This Winter [PDF]
- Explore Chicago’s Winter Recreation Activities
- A Tree’s Eye View of The Museum of Science and Industry’s Holiday Exhibits
(Interview with a Christmas tree)
- A Q&A with Humphry Snowgart, Lincoln Park Zoo’s Resident Snowman
- Enjoy Seasonal Beverages From Around the World Without Leaving Chicago
[Also chosen for republishing on The Real Chicago Winter 2011. PDF copy.]
ExploreChicago.org neighborhood features:
- 5 Things to Do in…Garfield Ridge, Clearing [PDF]
- 5 Things to Do in…West Ridge!
- 5 Things to Do…in Jackson Park! [PDF]
- 6 Things to Do…in Portage Park! [PDF]
- 5 Things to Do in…Back of the Yards!
- 5 Things to Do in…Lincoln Park! [PDF]
Other Freelance Web Writing:
Swedish Covenant Hospital "Well Community" website
Coudal Partners "Field-Tested Books" series