Mount Prospect, Illinois, is the town where I grew up; and now, it is my home town once again.
Across the street from the house is a large field used for youth soccer, football, and baseball games, as well as band concerts and fireworks displays. It's an active location, but far removed from the more sophisticated "gay meccas" of Boys Town and Andersonville in the city, where many of our peers reside. Joggers love it. Geese and seagulls flock there by the hundreds (truly!) at certain times of year. Maggie (our basset hound) loved to romp there, or just sit quietly on the vast expanse of lawn with me. Once, she escaped the fenced yard, and we were frantic...until we found her sitting next to a bench full of kids watching a soccer game.
Here's another angle on our "cottage", and regular readers would easily find it. Maggie is still very present in what will always be "her" home.
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In response to the question if the success of the show now causes Brennan to be recognized on the street, he humorously replies that one of the best things about being a writer is that no one hassles you!
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SERIOUSLY KID-FRIENDLY....AND HUMOROUSLY BLUESY
Last year, no less respected a publication than Business Week selected Mt. Prospect as the best town in the country to raise children!