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If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about the amazing tour I took yesterday of Chicago’s Auditorium Theater. Built in 1889, it was designed to be a people’s theater and hosted operas, plays, ballets, indoor baseball games (yes, that was a thing in at the turn of the century), political conventions, lectures, and in time rock concerts. The guide was amazing. He has attended over 1,500 performances at the Auditorium and when he was 10 he read about the restoration of the Auditorium and donated $20 of his savings to it. Now he’s retired and works at the theater. More on that soon.
This was the first time I’d gone downtown since March 2020. It was rather deserted. There were some boarded up buildings and on Jewelry Row, the shops no longer display their wares.
I’d tell you that I won a $50 restaurant from my village. They’re sponsoring a weekly drawing. If you go to a restaurant and spend $25 or more, you get entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate. Whoopie! I won.
I didn’t have to tutor this Sunday so I went to church in the city at St. Stanislaus Kostka. I’d visited at Christmastime and was blown away with its majestic beauty.
Also my walking pal and I took advantage of the spring conditions and returned to walking around the lake park near us.
I started reading Longshoreman Philosopher Eric Hoffer’s True Believer. Wow! Known as the offers a potent framework for looking at history and current events.
Wednesday I attended an online book discussion of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. I read the play and watched the 2010 film. I’m not much of a Zoom fan for these events. The moderator didn’t notice many people’s raised hands and he talks so much about himself. I’m taking a breather for next month, though I’ll read the book.
All in all, it’s been a good week.