Archive for July 2012

Chicago 2016: I Was Never a Fan

Chicago 2016: I Was Never a Fan
As a kid, I experienced the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.  And while they were especially cool because my older sister danced in the Opening Ceremonies and my parents and I got to attend the dress rehearsal at the L.A. Coliseum the night before, I also remember that several years later, the remnants of Sam the mascot, the cute little Olympic Eagle, STILL lived... Read more »

Abuelito Albert

Abuelito Albert
  And there will come a point when you are reduced to a series of numbers and letters that you’ll wish you didn’t understand. 550. Sugar level. Normal is 80-110, they say. The culprit is the infection. G12. 7th row from the bottom, 12th spot over. Your “niche” as they call it. The pricey drawer in which an urn will... Read more »

What's Happening to Streeterville? -Part 2

  If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes, I’d have never believed it.  My former neighborhood–Streeterville–which had once felt to me like a giant backyard (albeit, with a myriad tourists weaving in and out of it)–was now filled with people who felt like strangers. Hostile. Some in cars–bumping the bass. Others, the majority,... Read more »
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Dismantling Chicago--One Name at a Time

Dismantling Chicago--One Name at a Time
A few years back, there existed an online newspaper called “ChitownDailyNews(dot)Org”. This piece ran there. In light of this week’s atrocity (the Santa Fe Building becoming the Motorola Building), I decided to dust it off and re-share it. Yes, I’m a bit biased. I worked in the Santa Fe Building for a couple of years–and... Read more »