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My Final Post on Chicagosphere

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Mike Doyle

Since 2005 scribe of the local blog, Chicago Carless. I invite you to visit.

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This is my final post on Chicagosphere. With the end of February comes the end of my association with ChicagoNow. Blogging here was a wonderful opportunity and at times great fun, and I thank everyone who read my words in these virtual pages.

I remain the longtime scribe of Chicago Carless, my personal blog about life as a non-native Chicagoan. There I'll continue writing about blog and social-media news, as well as other regular topics including the CTA and going carfree, Chicago politics and happenings, living with ADHD, my migration away from Mac OS, and my otherwise crazy life here on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Beginning Monday, March 1st, readers will also be able to find most of my copyrighted content from Chicagosphere cross-posted in the new Blog World channel of Chicago Carless. I invite readers to stop by Carless for a visit, and to continue browsing other interesting blogs from fine ChicagoNow bloggers.

Thanks again. That's all folks!

--Mike Doyle

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Snow Removal and a Chicagoan in Montreal

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Mike Doyle

Since 2005 scribe of the local blog, Chicago Carless. I invite you to visit.

Montreal snow removalLast week's allegedly heavy snowfall got me thinking about a couple of things. First, that Chicago meteorologists are way too melodramatic--it's Chicago, it's winter, it snows, we live here, we know that. Second, that maybe there's an even snowier major city that deals better with the white stuff than we do. There is, and a Chicagoan in Montreal tells all about it.

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Christmas Without a Big Christmas Tree?

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Mike Doyle

Since 2005 scribe of the local blog, Chicago Carless. I invite you to visit.

Chirstmas-tree1-225x300ChicagoNow Dirt on Green blogger Mark Boyer asked today whether environmental consequences matter when choosing a Christmas tree. We may kill the environment by choosing PVC-laden artificial trees instead of real ones. But my primary Christmas concern has always been whether my annual tree is so tall that it might kill me.

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Jeff Ramone's Supersensibly Perceptive Gay Ten Commandments

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Mike Doyle

Since 2005 scribe of the local blog, Chicago Carless. I invite you to visit.

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Even on Chicago's Gay Pride weekend, some queers don't run with the crowd. Such is the case with Jeff Ramone, a Lakeview blogger and licensed massage therapist (a real one, folks) with a sardonic style that doesn't take the status quo--gay or otherwise--for granted. For months, I've watched him lay out his complex life in unsentimental yet compelling detail on his memoir blog, Supersensible Perceptions (update 10/5/09: now  The Ungay Gay). It's his recent down-from-the-mountain take on the concept of gay pride that really caught my attention.

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News from the Flip Front: The World According to Jasmine Davila

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Mike Doyle

Since 2005 scribe of the local blog, Chicago Carless. I invite you to visit.

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Jasmine Davila is a frank blogger. Occasionally a frankfurter, depending on her mood. For the past nine years (you read that right), she's been scribing News from the Flip Front, her "multi-blogular" tale of life as a writer, tech geek, TV-obsessed, non-driving, all-around awesome Asian diva living on the North Side of Chicago. She'd like the fries to go, with a little aioli.

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