One of the things I love about Chicago is the opportunity to study pretty much anything I want. Four of the top twenty-five universities are here: DePaul, Loyola, Northwestern, and the University of Chicago. Top-tier state schools, the University of Illinois – Chicago and Northeastern Illinois University are both here, as well as excellent private universities such as North Park University and Roosevelt. The list doesn’t stop there. If you have a yen for higher learning, this is your town.
Not just that, though. There’s also the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine where you can learn eastern healing modalities such as acupunture and massage, the Chicago Weaving School where you can learn – you guessed it – weaving techniques from the simple to the complex, and Middle Eastern Dance at Arabesque. At the Old Town School of Folk Music you can learn, yes, folk music, but also traditional dance, choreography, and musicology. The Chicago Park District has classes in everything from sports to woodworking and lapidary, and the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning will teach you all sorts of things about Judaica and non-profit management. If more esoteric disciplines call to you, learn astrology or tarot at the Discovery Center – along with investment techniques and fitness.
It’s safe to say that Chicago is a curious city.
Tomorrow, we’ll see what V holds in store for us.
Thank you for joining us for the A-Z Blog Challenge. If you’re blogging in the challenge, please leave us a link so I can come visit you too. If you have a moment, please check out these other fine blogs:
The theme at Noony’s blog, Explore the Worlds of A. Catherine Noon, is The A To Z of the Zoo. Join her as she explores Brookfield Zoo and finds animals, birds, and insects from A to Z.
Noony’s theme on Knoontime Knitting – One Writer’s Journey Into 3-D craft blog is Letterforms In Nature and the Built Environment.
The Nice Girls Writing Naughty have a new home, and we’re blogging in the challenge again this year. Throughout the month you’ll be hearing from each of the Nice Girls, and during the RT Booklovers Convention from April 12th to the 17th, you’ll be getting live convention reports. Join the conversation!
The Writer Zen Garden’s brand new website is up and running, and we’re bringing you posts from Noon & Wilder; the talented Darla M. Sands – a blogger in her own right, see below; as well as Grace Kahlo, Evey Brown, and author Tina Holland. Check it out!
Our friends who are participating in the challenge (and if you’re not on this list, tell me and we’ll add you!):
- Darla M. Sands, Awakening Dreams and Conquering Nightmares with a Pen
- Kari Trenten, The Cauldron of Eternal Inspiration
Write on, and Happy Blogging!