Author: Jensen

JFK Library

South of downtown Boston sits the Library and Museum dedicated to the like of John F Kennedy. He was the charismatic President that was sadly taken way too early in life. The native son of Massachusetts lived quite the life on his way to become President, graduating from Harvard, become a hero in WWII, and…

Central Station

On the south end of Grant Park in Chicago, IL there sits two large stone blocks. These blocks sit unassuming within the booming South Loop neighborhood of Chicago. They sit surrounded by a new skate park, towering skyscrapers, the installation of Agora, and in the near distance you can hear the railroad tracks of Metra,…

Carcassonne Boards

A gallery of my past completed Carcassonne Boards.

Calgary

The railroad life brings me to more random places than I could ever have imagined. The latest is back north of the wall in the land of Canada, Calgary. Calgary the home of the Calgary Flames, the Calgary Flames, and former host of the 1988 Olympic Games. This was the first city in Canada to…

CTA

Once a year we test the Chicago Transit Authority Train network. Out of our fleet of vehicles only one truck is able to navigate the combination of tunnels. grade, and extremely tight curves. It is such a surreal experience to be riding in a truck across a train network. Station after station would pass as…

DYLC March 2017

Once again I got the opportunity to serve on the staff of the Developing Youth Leadership Conference for the Central Region Order of the Arrow. Between NLS and DYLC, I have realized that each weekend really is its own microcosm. Yes we present the same content, but it is those in-between moments that really make…

Chicago Blizzard

On March 14th, 2017 Chicago was rocked with likely the only blizzard of the entire season. At least 6 inches of snow was dumped on Chicago right during rush hour. Lets just say it made commuting near impossible. My 35 daily drive turned from 45 minutes into an hour and a half. Ah the joys…

Union Pacific 4023

On a hill up in Omaha, Nebraska is a remnant on an old era, the era of steam locomotives.This particular engine is a Union Pacific Big Boy, one of only 25 ever produced for their namesake company. Only 8 of these amazing machines still exist in the world and 7 of those are on display.…