31 May 2017


Made a Memorial Day weekend trip for some nature time in the desert with longtime friends; I do love the big city life but will always be a nature girl at heart.
Utah is beautiful! It reminds me of Mongolia. Headed southeast past Moab to our yurt in Monticello right from the airport.
Driving to the Needles, in Canyonlands National Park
 Making a stop at Newspaper Rock to visit the petroglyphs
And, the start of our 8 mile hike
Water stop! Photo cred - Sarah Ause Kichas
Follow the cairns! I learned something new. In the east, follow the trail blazes painted on the trees; in the west, these little stone towers to not get lost.
What a view.

30 May 2017

time in the desert

Just back from an epic trip to the Utah desert, more photos to come!*
*Some of the photos are also taken by the talented photographer Sarah Ause Kichas!

16 May 2017

a week at work

From surgery to the Chicago Bears, spring luncheons to student jams, here's a look at a recent exciting work week!
This is Virginia Halas McKaskey, owner of the Chicago Bears, eldest child of George Halas. I made a trip to Halas Hall, home of the Bears, for the Piccolo Awards, which honors Brian Piccolo, a former football star who died at 26 of cancer. Rush was part of this because of their work in cancer research.
Doctors that jump
One day surgery, and the next, the Rush Women's Board Spring Luncheon at the Hilton on Michigan!

Key note speaker Mel Smith

a beautiful may wedding

Congrats to friends Adam and Heather! Unfortunately I don't have photos of them from the beautiful weekend in Minneapolis, as fortunately I was not working it, but much love nonetheless!
Done up
Bestie !
Chi town crew
A great shot taken by Kamala! http://www.kamalapuligandla.com