Chicago's Ruin is Carving His Place

This weekend I had the honor of connecting with Chicago artist and friend Shelly "Ruin" Johnson during his week residency at Fulton Market Kitchen. If you haven't visited yet, the place is a true gem. We'll be featuring Ruin in a Blue Lines project very shortly. Catch a preview of some of the work he created while in-house. 

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Stay gold and stay tuned...

Frank Berg

Holiday Folk Fair International

I shouldn't ever be surprised with the City of Festivals because, as much as I might expect, it never disappoints. This weekend I attended Milwaukee's Holiday Folk Fair International, which was quite an unexpected treat. The State Fair Exposition Center is a LARGE facility. Every room was filled with tasty food, dances, music galore. With the exception of the Leinenkugel bread water, I was fairly impressed. 

Heartland Roadtrip

Heartland Roadtrip

It's that time of year when the leaves are falling and Jack Frost sweeps in to make us prove our hearty Midwest stature. Luckily for me, cars exist. Pretty neat, hey? Through our travels, we hopefully come across good enough people that we'd love to see them again. In this case, people from 4 separate pieces of my past happen to live near the Charlotte area, and it's time to see what's so great about North Carolina. 

Our Spiritual Nature

Our Spiritual Nature

Growing up in the Catholic faith, missing less than a handful of Sundays, serving as an alter boy for a number of years, and having completed both domestic and international mission trips, I have to say exploring our spirituality can prove both limiting and liberating given the circumstances. So when a friend asked me to join her to an alternative service this week, I was open to the idea, and delighted with what I found.