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C&NW building

Old Chicago & North Western Railroad office building along the Chicago River

I stared at the big concrete building along the Chicago River as the sun went down illuminating it in a golden hue.  “This building changed my life 19 years ago,” was the only thought that kept running through my head.

This set me on an unbelievable path of change and adventure at the age of 25 years old.  Nineteen years ago I was inside the pictured building in the stark halls pushing paper around trying to do all the necessary accounting jibberish for the Union Pacific / Chicago & North Western Railroad merger.  A merger that landed me a buyout package from my Accounting career and sparked my much more lucrative IT career, which then propelled me to move out of the Midwest.  That was the start of motion and change in my life.  From Omaha to Minneapolis to San Francisco to  New York City to the World.

I watched as the yellow water taxi’s pulled up to the old C&NW building letting tourists off.  We rented out the entire Villa d Citta Bed and Breakfast in Lincoln Park and were supplied in plenty of homemade cookies and locally brewed Goose Island Beer.

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