Archive for July 2015

Love you, Adler Planetarium, but you jumped the gun on the Pluto mission just like everyone else

Love you, Adler Planetarium, but you jumped the gun on the Pluto mission just like everyone else
No one loves my neighborhood jewel, Adler Planetarium more than I do. Not to mention news of outer space of any kind.  But last week the space community–including Adler–kind of had a unique clickbait situation, which left me confused and a little irritated. As in, where was the real close-up of Pluto?  The color shot... Read more »

The path to Mariano's isn't paved with concrete--yet

The path to Mariano's isn't paved with concrete--yet
Who would ever think that the installation of a new concrete sidewalk, creating a convenient path for the residents who live in the south portion of Dearborn Park to get to Mariano’s could cause trouble? Well, apparently it has.  Even though it should enhance life in the neighborhood at no cost. Word is that townhouse... Read more »

The deadheads are leaving the neighborhood and I'm sure going to miss them

The deadheads are leaving the neighborhood and I'm sure going to miss them
As I write this, the deadheads are leaving the neighborhood.  In droves. It’s the end of an era, the end of a weekend–punctuated by cop whistles at midnight making sure no deadhead gets run over by dispersing Grateful Dead traffic at Roosevelt and State. The South Loop dresses up like 1960s Haight-Ashbury. It was fun.  A... Read more »
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