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Barbara Brotman

Barbara Brotman is a columnist and writer whose work ranges from the joys and absurdities of daily life to the Chicago experience in its complexity and occasional tragedy. As the Tribune’s outdoors adviser from 2004 to 2013, she invited readers to explore the Chicago area’s natural beauty. A city girl transplanted from New York, she is a swimmer who lives for the summer outdoor pool season.
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