January 28th, 2006 by alephnaught

Workplace mentoring

I’ve been helping students from Tilton Elementary School to read better for three years, participating in the WITS program via LaSalle Bank’s Workplace Mentoring program.  Here’s Davion: Davion is a student at Tilton Elementary here in Chicago. The school is located on the west side in an economically depressed part of town. Davion is a […]

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November 28th, 2005 by alephnaught

Pompeii: Stories from an Eruption

Aviva and I went to the “Pompeii: Stories from an Eruption” exhibit at the Field Museum. This was a very good exhibit (even if visting it on the Saturday after Thanksgiving may not have been good timing). It was very very busy – there was some crowd control but not too much, and the staff […]

August 20th, 2005 by alephnaught

Recent events

My mom turned 80 last Monday. My sister Hart arranged a nice dinner Saturday night – my son Nathan got to attend also, which was really cool. Sunday, we had a party at her church and about 60 people helped us wish her a happy birthday – it was a surprise, and was mom ever […]

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April 7th, 2005 by alephnaught

Tilton Elementary’s Read Aloud 2005

The assembly was fantastic! The kids are always high-energy and ready to shout and clap. We were ushered into the school and taken upstairs to have bagels and juice and coffee; we also wore name tags: Then, down to the auditorium where the kids were already rocking! Here’s the program: Norm Bobins, president and CEO […]

April 4th, 2005 by alephnaught

Body Worlds exhibit

I took today off from work to visit the Body Worlds show at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago; this is a very cool show! I had a little worry that the exhibit might be too weird but it was really neat. The show is work by Gunther von Hagens, and its human […]