Soaring the skies

Somewhere above

Every time as first

rush by adrenaline thrust

addicts travel must

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Train rides


View from a CTA train, Chicago.

Raindrops on windows

riding long hours on wrong routes

traveller’s love life



Lighthouses on the Magnificient Mile, Chicago

Magnificent Mile, Chicago

Take what path you may

and a beacon guides your way

which, let your heart say



Looming, obvious,


alike light houses

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Photos: Three of the many lighthouses on the Magnificent Mile, Chicago.

It was war

“Do you have all the bullets? We can’t afford to lose again. We have to make this our best effort yet.”

Mark was pacing as he always did before the final face off.

And as always, Karl was there to assure him. “Don’t worry, I’ve got them all.”

“Good,” Mark replied, punching his right fist into his left palm, “those imbeciles won’t know what hit them!”

Mark had always been too competitive for his own good. But even his partner, Karl, knew this was a pivotal point in their lives. If they win, they’d become the senior school debating champions.