Upskirted In River North: The Confrontation

Yesterday I wrote about how I discovered a man standing next to me had a cell phone camera on his shoe. Here’s what happened next… “Your phone is on your shoe.” Then after a few seconds, it hit me—he was taking  pictures (or video) up my skirt. “Is this why I’ve been bumping into your... Read more »

Upskirted In River North: Too Close For Comfort

There were seemingly a million things on my mind as I waited for the bus this afternoon on the north east corner of Wacker and Wabash. What was I going to cook for dinner? God, I’ve got to throw in a load of laundry. Shit, don’t I have to do a grocery list?  When in... Read more »

Changes On Dorchester

Changes On Dorchester
Some exciting changes are coming to Dorchester Avenue between 64th and 65th Street. Pictures to come.     If you liked this post, “like” I Hate My Developer on Facebook Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at... Read more »
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Gardening 2015: Massive Fails In Pictures

Fail #1---The three sticks indicated when I planted the garlic last fall.  Due to our challenging spring, the new growth that was coming through the ground was frozen and the garlic rotted.
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Gardening 2015: Massive Fails

Gardening from seed is way more difficult than it looks. Trust me, I’m finding it out the hard way. I know I could use the excuse that I’ve never started any plants from seed before, but with the amount of information on the internet I should have been better prepared. What happened? I started my... Read more »

The Politics Of Park Benches: Problem Solved

Remember this picture?   Yesterday I took a picture of that very same spot in the park and guess what the difference is?   The park benches are gone! Not too long after I penned the first blog post about these park benches, I called 311 to supplement the call I put into my Alderman’s... Read more »
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The Politics Of Park Benches

What’s wrong with this picture? Benches.  In a park.  What could be wrong with that? A great deal, actually. Those benches actually belong on the sidewalk next to the bus shelter, not on a grassy rise in Jackson Park. Your next question is probably “Well who cares where the benches are?   What’s the big deal?”... Read more »

Divvy In Woodlawn? Who Knew?

Well there goes the neighborhood. While most folks would take a Divvy stand as a major step forward for their neighborhood, I’m cautiously optimistic as the new cell phone store a half block south is slated to open soon. One step forward + one step back = God only knows what this means for the... Read more »

Listen To Your Mother Is This Sunday!

Listen To Your Mother Is This Sunday!
In three days my Chicago cast mates and I will storm the stage at the Athenaeum Theater to bring you Chicago’s fourth annual Listen To Your Mother show (LTYM). You really should buy a ticket and come out and see us. And I’m not saying that because I’m in the show. There are some amazing... Read more »
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Gardening 2015: From Seeds To Seedlings & Starting to Prep The Beds

East facing view of main garden including the newly dug potato beds.
Fun fact:  Prepping the beds means picking up the dog poo left over by lazy owners who let their dogs run free in the garden.     If you liked this post, “like” I Hate My Developer on Facebook Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is... Read more »