How I Met Studs Terkel

How I Met Studs Terkel

Oct 25th, 2015 Article, Chicago, Entertainment, History, Lifestyle Catherine Filarski 5 min read

I hate to date myself, but I’m going to have to if my story is to be told. It’s a true story. See I’m from Chicago. I’m quite proud of this fact for some reason. The city is rich in history and full of mystery, intrigue, gangsters, a famous world’s fair, devastating fire, race riots, nasty politics, world class architecture, the best sports teams on…

Home on The River

A Boater’s Paradise

Oct 23rd, 2015 Real Estate Catherine Filarski 1 min read

Capture the sunrise and sunset in this luxurious Tuscany style home, perfectly located at the tip of the Riviera Dunes Peninsula on the mile-wide Manatee River. Serene and surrounded by water on three sides, this home is ideal for serious boaters situated right near the Riviera Dunes Marina and a protected Riviera Dunes Harbor and centrally located between Tampa and Sarasota. Imagine having coffee or…


A Glimpse of Rollo May

Oct 22nd, 2015 Article Catherine Filarski 7 min read

To say that May’s work is extensive would be an understatement. I had opened up a can a worms and I couldn’t control it. As I researched the man and perused through three of his books, The Meaning of Anxiety, Man’s Search for Himself and Freedom and Destiny—his work just got bigger and bigger. I found an Internet site that was 66 pages long and included…

Outdoor Kitchen

Live Outdoors In Style

Oct 12th, 2015 Lifestyle, Real Estate Catherine Filarski 1 min read

Imagine double the pleasure living in this beautiful, better-than-new, Mediterranean-style home and guest cottage. Two living areas, two islands in the kitchen and two beach accesses in the resort-style pool. This amazing home is nestled on one of the largest lots in Rosedale. Live in a first-class, maintenance-provided golf community in the Lakewood Ranch area. The kitchen is a chef’s dream with a coffee bar,…

Ant Man

No Pest Control With Ant Man

Aug 10th, 2015 Entertainment Catherine Filarski 1 min read

I’ll never look at ants quite the same way after seeing “Ant Man” starring Paul Rudd. It’s a good movie, puts a smile on your face and makes you laugh. Kinda like “it’s got a good beat and you can dance to it.” While I was standing in line to buy my ticket, there was an older couple in front of me trying to decide…


Thinking Out Of The Box For Business

Jul 23rd, 2015 Business Catherine Filarski 1 min read

ignition05 was a business event designed to demonstrate what is possible with the collaboration of like-minded, creative professionals. Imagine an event produced for your company, tailored to fit the needs of your prospects like a glove. Attendees walk away with the feeling that they have been educated, engaged, and oh my gosh, entertained. I produced ignition05 with extraordinary set of collaborators, who have donated their…

Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor and Pushtunwali

Jul 22nd, 2015 Entertainment, History Catherine Filarski 2 min read

When it was over, I was shaking and just cried. I tend to stay away from war movies these days for the fact that it makes me feel like I end up going through one, and I don’t need war. After working on a computer all day I just wanted to relax and take in a movie, it was HBO and my choices on cable…

Setting Daily Intentions

Set Daily Intentions, Achieve Your Goals

Jul 20th, 2015 Self Help/Psychology Catherine Filarski 1 min read

Today’s workplace is fast paced. There’s no shortage of information and for many people it often seems like the days and weeks just fly by. We get up, go to work, put out lots of fires, come home and start the whole cycle over again. How did we get into this? For many of us, when we were younger we simply had less responsibility. We…

Firehouse Magazine

What Firefighters Don’t Know Can Harm The Public

Oct 18th, 2014 Business Catherine Filarski 2 min read

August 10, 2010 – Sugar Grove, Illinois. Every day firefighters, both on and off-duty, are approached by the general public with questions regarding fire safety issues with their fireplace, woodstove, chimney and clothes dryer vent. Surprisingly, firefighters are not trained on the subject of solid fuel and gas combustion appliance emergencies and prevention. Often the answers firefighters provide are not based on formal education, but…