Oberweis Dairy

It’s summer. The incessant churr of cicadas stirs up the humidity so thick I can almost taste it. I feel the sting of blistering hot sunshine piercing my skin. Roads shimmer and pools simmer. When deep summer drags, fly as the crow does from the farm to the store—a place of premium milk, ice cream … Continue reading Oberweis Dairy

Sprecher Brewery

“One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight!Schlemiel! Schlimazel!Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!”—intro to Laverne & Shirley, (1976–1983) We’re gonna do it! Scroll down to see more photos and read more about Sprecher Brewery. “I really like the Cherry Cola from Sprecher Brewery! This has a nice bite and it’s very refreshing!” This is no spin-off. Sprecher Brewery … Continue reading Sprecher Brewery

Spunky Dunkers

Spunky _________________________. a) and Our Gangb) McFarlandc) Monkeyd) Brewstere) Dunkers You knew the whole time. I knew you knew. Scroll down to see more photos and read more about Spunky Dunkers. “The Spunky Dunkers Peanut Cake donut is very moist! I taste something almost like ginger? I like the Red Velvet Cake donut too. It’s … Continue reading Spunky Dunkers

Human + Nature

What is human nature? Is it base? Or something greater? Are we apart from nature or a part of it? We ask the questions for which we seek the answers. It’s human nature. Scroll down to see more photos and read more about Human + Nature at The Morton Arboretum. “I am amazed by the … Continue reading Human + Nature

Immersive Van Gogh

If you could do it all again, would you rather view a painting simply hung on a wall or would you prefer to be immersed in the art? “If you could do it all againA little fairy dustA thousand tiny birds singingIf you must, you must”—Thom Yorke, excerpt of “Dawn Chorus” (2019) To stand before the original … Continue reading Immersive Van Gogh

Year Two: Review

Welcome to The Simple Luxuries. Thank you for visiting my WordPress blog. That was my introduction on April 1, 2019. Fifty-two posts later, we are moving forward into our third year. Although the current availability of places to visit and things to try have been limited, we hope to join everyone soon like a wave … Continue reading Year Two: Review