Archive for December 2017

Dreams from the 14th Floor

I don’t know if my favorite place in Chicago is even still there.  See, it’s been almost forty years since I last visited, but it is in my heart and mind like it was yesterday. Where is this special place: the 14th floor of what used to be called Lewis Towers, which was then the... Read more »

The Federal Writers' Project Looks at the Old Chicago Post Office

The Federal Writers' Project Looks at the Old Chicago Post Office
      At the depths of the Great Depression, in 1935,  the Federal Writers Project, under the Works Progress Administration, employed over 6000 writers, artists, and photographers.  They recorded and documented many aspects of American life during a time of extreme financial distress, natural disasters and a looming war in Europe.  Many believe the most lasting contribution... Read more »

I kicked Jimmy in the shins. You know what he did?

I was not surprised to see that Jimmy was moving on from his post as editor and manager of Chicagonow.com.  How much ranting can a person take? I doubt when Jimmy accepted my pitch to publish a blog somewhere back in 2009 or 2010 did he realize that I was going to be one of... Read more »
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