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Sunday started early morning with blessings for the week. It is a good day to start walking for exercise. I walked to McDonald’s and discovered McCafé hot coffee and a fresh baked, healthy Carrot McMuffin, as early as 5AM. When all the facilities are closed on Sunday, only McDonald’s opens the door for early bird breakfast. Hot coffee is the next best thing to have on a breezy Sunday morning with a sweet, spicy carrot muffin and brown sugar topping. McDonald’s is a good place to start the morning with breakfast, coffee, and pastries on Sunday. Two (2) cups of McCafé hot coffee set me for the whole day on Sunday.

All the other coffee shops open later during the day.

The Little Corner Restaurant Diner starts on Sunday at 7AM with a fresh cup of coffee for early morning customers.

Whole Foods Market Coffee Shop begins at 8AM with French Roast or Italian Roast “robusto” coffee.

Ann Sather’s Coffee Shop and Swedish pastries opens around the same time, as the others on Broadway.

Throughout Sunday, I felt the good feelings for the whole day.

Whole grain Italian pasta is a special treat on Sundays. Plus, distilled Apple Cider is also an imported taste from Germany which ALDI Foods is showcasing in September 2016.

By the time evening arrived, I used up all the positive energy I have had for the weekend to set up the new month of September events.

There is going to be a RogersEdge Dinner Crawl on Broadway, Devon, and Sheridan.
http://www.tinyurl.com/RogersEdgeCrawl16 on Thursday, September 22, 5-8PM.

I did not realize how tired I was on Sunday, after walking around all day on two (2) cups of McCafé hot coffee and a carrot whole grain muffin.

After 9PM, I fell asleep completely until 1AM. Then, I woke up suddenly, after midnight, having slept only four (4) hours… I started walking around like a zombie after 1PM, when I did not oversleep at all during twilight. At two o’clock, I was still awake. By 3:00AM, I was snacking already with you in mind…

Monday mornings are always the best to start with a blessing, prayers, and a positive note.

Gardenia C. Hung, M.A., B.A.
Consulting Social Media Arts Communications




The month of August 2016 is almost at the end, on its final week Wednesday, on the 31st, the last day of the month. This summer has gone faster than the others in the past—time flies when all the festivals go to town for music concerts in the park.

By the time June 2016 came around, a wonderful Spring was still in the air in the Edgewater neighborhood. The sun was bright and shiny for nature’s bounty in the gardens, the fields, and everywhere the Farmer’s Markets were ready for the summer harvest and the festivals to come around with music fans, rock ‘n roll bands, libations, and summer frolic for young and old, children and adults; while the young people went all the way to town for Lollapalooza.

Walking around on Broadway I found to my surprise that many drivers in a hurry to turn around, all make an ubiquitous “U” turn at the corner of Elmdale and Glenlake St., non-stop. The “U” Turn is the fastest turnaround in town for Edgewater drivers on Broadway.

The most sporty, deluxe cars cruise on Saturday night drag races along Broadway. Cruise motorcycles, bicycles, even vintage cars race on Broadway.

Late night crawlers on Broadway also try to feed “chocolate” donuts and cookies to local commuters waiting for the CTA Route 36 Bus on Broadway to Devon.

If you are lucky, CTA commuters can get Popeye Spicy Chicken, Rice and Beans, a Southern biscuit, an Apple Pie, and a Frosted Lemon Curd Pastry from Dunkin’ Donuts, courtesy of Carol and her boyfriend who are kind-hearted and good Christian Samaritans.

If you miss the CTA Route 36 bus after midnight which only runs until 1:30A.M., be prepared for surprises from bicycle commuters on Broadway who stop to ask you, “Are You All Right?” and offer some fare money, if you are stranded for bus fare.

Sometimes, there are out-of-town strangers who are looking for a CTA bus which never arrives after 2:00A.M. So, they ask local commuters, “What Are You Doing Here?” The answer is plain and simple, “After 2:00A.M. there is no CTA Route 36 Bus, Until 4:30A.M.”

Then, there are the lost pedestrians who are wandering around Edgewater, walking on Broadway late, late after midnight…trying to get somewhere in the twilight zone. There was a young college athlete who was walking around only with a T-Shirt and a pair of shorts…looking for a cigarette lighter in the middle of the night where no one smokes…

Also, there is the young Mother of a child in a stroller rolling down on Broadway after 10PM, trying to get into the Whole Foods Market store when it is already closed. The baby is sleeping in the stroller and the Mother does not have her mobile digital phone because it is discharged and needs to plug-in. The Chicago Public Library is a good place to recharge the mobile digital telephone on the wall electrical outlet. Then she called the Uber man to take her and the baby on the stroller away on Broadway.

The worst cases happen when the thunderstorms start rumbling with flash lightning. Some pedestrians walk around soaking wet under the rain and the flooding alleys across Broadway.

Sometimes, the Good Samaritans appear suddenly after midnight, as if they are dream-walking, in and out, asking a question, or offering some kind of help, food, or water on Broadway.



Tornado Rain Showers Flooded The Viaduct On Broadway


G. C. Hung, M.A., B.A.

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