A Passion for Art, Learning and Culture

Our passion for art, learning and culture all began after we finished graduate school and moved to Chicago for our first jobs. Tom, in particular, found himself at endless lunch-hour lectures at the incredible Art Institute of Chicago and art appreciation classes at local universities. While neither of us has an artistic bone in our [Read more …]

A Passion for Food and Wine

We love food. We love wine. But while we certainly enjoy the aromas, tastes, and textures of both, we get even more enjoyment from the experiences surrounding food and wine. Sure, we love to find and be among the first to try hot new restaurants wherever we travel. And we certainly enjoy the occasional splurge [Read more …]

A Passion for the San Francisco Bay Area

Tom and Joyce love exploring, finding interesting restaurants, touring wine regions, hiking, and going to theater, museums, and lectures wherever we travel. The San Francisco (SF) Bay Area is particularly blessed with opportunities in each of these—and many other—ways. SF has fascinating neighborhoods, some of the best and most interesting restaurants in the country, [Read more …]

A Passion for Travel

Tom and Joyce love to travel. Neither of us traveled much as children. But from the moment we finished graduate school we started wandering. We selected cities to move to first based on lifestyle (Chicago, D.C., Boston, and San Francisco) and then sought out satisfying jobs. Each time we left one city, we would spend [Read more …]