Author Archive

Bullet Journaling FTW

Earlier this year I took a page from my supervisor’s book and started keeping my lists and notes in a journal. This came after years of loose leaf to-do lists bound together in 6 month increments with binder clips....
October 25, 2017

Legalese

Not many people possess the language skills of my older brother. I learned early on never to play Scrabble or Balderdash with him, but whenever I didn’t understand the meaning of a word, I could always ask him. And...
September 6, 2017

Improving Visitor Experiences with a Raspberry Pi

Ever heard of Raspberry Pi? No, I’m not referring to a baked good or an obscure geometric theorem; I’m talking about a small, inexpensive computer perfect for learning to code, and for DIY experimentation. I first heard of Raspberry...
June 21, 2017

Shipping Container or Home?

Written by Anne-Marie Siudzinski Think shipping containers are strictly for moving cargo? Think again. Shipping containers are being used in a variety of unexpected ways—emergency shelters, pools, medical clinics, office and retail buildings, hotels, and pop-up restaurants.  It doesn’t...
May 31, 2017

Book of Business

Have you ever experienced the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon? You know, when something keeps popping up that you never noticed before? I’m reminded of it because it strikes me as odd whenever we get the same question more than once, especially...
April 5, 2017

REALTOR® Content Resource

Stop me if this is too meta, but sometimes the struggle is real when it comes to creating content for your website or blog. It takes a lot of time to brainstorm topics, research said topics, and craft a...
March 15, 2017

Death of Malls

It wasn’t so long ago that I was a teenager spending free time socializing with my friends at our local, bustling mall. Our mall was shaped like a wagon wheel with an anchor department store at the end of...
February 1, 2017

Home Energy Use

It’s officially Winter, and I found a way to heat my apartment for free! Of course it involves coincidence and an overheated restaurant below my apartment, so it’s not scalable. For those of you who don’t live over people...
December 21, 2016

Holiday Outreach and Marketing

The lights are up on Michigan Avenue, the Christkindlmarket is open in Daley Plaza, and Sears Tower (no, we won’t call it Willis) is lit up with red and green – the holiday season is in full force here...
November 30, 2016

Curb Appeal

I wouldn’t say I’m known for killing plants, but I would say it’s a larger part of my identity than it should be, which is why it never made sense to me that my house proud parents assigned me...
October 12, 2016