Category Archives: Deerfield

Memories of Jim Farrell, an English teacher colleague from New Trier

I sadly opened up my e-mail this morning to something that is less than pleasant and is happening with greater and greater frequency: the loss of a former colleague. I have been retired since 2007 and each year passes and … Continue reading

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Pickleball?

On Tuesday, I decided not to drive down my street toward Deerfield Road as the traffic light there takes absolutely forever and furthermore, one cannot see clearly the traffic coming from the east. I took the back streets toward another … Continue reading

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An unforgettable ‘Chez Mikey’ dinner party

Although there were more actual differences between our dinner party, than similarities with ‘Babette’s Feast,’ I could not help thinking, as the party unfurled, that I was experiencing something that was extremely memorable and that would remain in my memory … Continue reading

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Does Deerfield really care?

As I was walking down the street with Stewart, I looked at the hole by the street and wondered if my mind has just gone crazy with unusual worry. All I could think of was ‘sinkhole.’ Every so often we … Continue reading

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The Deerfield Road Mess

I believe that the main drag of Deerfield, Deerfield Road, has been under construction for over three years. They have been changing out the infrastructure: sewer lines, gas lines, etc. They started changing out much of it about three years … Continue reading

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