Cory's List

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Today is Turkey Day and Bayard is napping.  I am thankful for naps.  A long time ago I reached peace with this holiday and it became my favorite holiday.  I disconnected the history of violence against the indigenous people of America – and the all too happy stories we learned in school about Pilgrims and Indians – from my personal experience of Thanksgiving being about love of family and friends, often expressed through cooking for and with each other.  I love the coming together, the lack of consumerism, the full bellies, the pies… I am thankful for all of that, but this year I am having trouble keeping this disconnect going because of what is happening in North Dakota. So first and foremost I am thankful for the water protectors and am praying for their safety and success.

(gets off soap box)

Here is my list for 2016 – Lots of love to you all!

  • Bayard’s smile and laugh
  • Naps
  • Laura’s strength and persistence
  • Young people who challenge me to grow
  • The committed people that I work with
  • A simple kitchen
  • Coffee (especially cold brew nitro on tap in the summertime)
  • Trains and blocks
  • facetime/googlehangouts/skype
  • Bike sharing programs
  • Bosses who push you
  • Chicago White Sox
  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • 1-1 time with Bayard
  • Butterfly keyboards
  • Chance the Rapper
  • Knees and Elbows

Musical Artist: Jamila Woods

Authors: Haruki Murakami and Margaret Atwood

Radio Station/Show: / Reclaimed Soul

TV: Game of Thrones, John Oliver, the Get Down

Movie: Haven’t really seen that many this year… Star Trek Beyond?


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