Tag Archives: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Buildings on the Brain

The major project that has consumed much of my past three months is very nearly completed. You can see it (or at least, 12 of its 14 parts) here. It’s a showcase of new and renovated library buildings. I don’t … Continue reading

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Link Dump Sunday: Special Request Edition

It’s been a while since I’ve had a non-tumultuous week. This week’s tumult was, at least, the most positive of any in recent memory. Specifically, the book pitch that I made a couple of months ago, which has been lying … Continue reading

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Scenes from a Volunteer Mixer

This is the Laflin Building. It’s a fairly prominent facility–it’s in Lincoln Park, facing one of the major roads that boarders the park, and pretty much alone. The building once held the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum; in the late 1990s, … Continue reading

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Link Dump Sunday: Recovered edition

I’ve found a few cool things this week, which means that it’s time for me to stop complaining about how exhausted I am from my recent conference. But complaining is neat, isn’t it? Yeah, you’re right, it really isn’t. From … Continue reading

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Things That Matter

Looking back on the past couple of years, it’s actually pretty easy to summarize. Only two events have Mattered, at least in the self-centered sense of affecting my life. That’s not to say that they’ve been bad years (they have … Continue reading

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Fan-Made Works in Museums

At the Nature Museum‘s volunteer dinner earlier this year, I was given an assignment of sorts. The museum’s butterfly haven has a population of about 25 button quail, little birds who serve as the haven’s cleanup crew. They’re also adorable, … Continue reading

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Planning and Sponteneity

First, another bit of non-marketing: I just finished this video about butterflies at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum’s butterfly haven. I took the video the same day as my button quail video, although it took me a while to have … Continue reading

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