A rainbow behind the Manhattan Beach Pier
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Chasing Rainbows in Manhattan Beach

When I woke up this morning, I looked out my bedroom window to the east. To my surprise, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. I then walked to a north-facing window. From this vantage point, I could see dark clouds and what looked like an approaching storm. For the […]

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Hidden Contours in Southern Wisconsin

My wife and I left Chicago without a destination — or even a partially planned itinerary. We simply started driving west. Along the way, we passed through several small farm towns in northern Illinois. And, life seemed normal. The fields were planted, people were outside, and restaurants were open. There […]