Archive for November 2011

November 18, 2011: DJ Francis

November 18, 2011: DJ Francis
I’ve spent the whole day – save a few hours tonight – outside of Chicago. Not that I planned it this way. I was on a last-minute business trip to…well, I probably shouldn’t say. OK, the state rhymes with Funtucky, but I can’t say any more. Kablooey-ville, Funtucky. It’s a great place, don’t get me wrong, but it’s... Read more »

November 8, 2011: David T. Jones

November 8, 2011: David T. Jones
I always, foolishly, picture future events occurring in some kind of wonderful, zen-like, extremely focused state. Pick any random date in the future and it will blissfully, effortlessly be totally under control. But any day that goes by the name “today” is always a bit of a blur. Like today’s today. This particular today was... Read more »

November 4, 2011: Christine Busby

November 4, 2011: Christine Busby
Made the coffee, grabbed the paper. Marveled at the fact that our jack-o-lanterns have survived both squirrels and the kids who threw trash all over our front yard. And then I worked at my desk, listening to a giant backhoe scraping up debris from yesterday’s demolition of the little brick house across the street. Tried... Read more »
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November 3, 2011: Bill Savage

November 3, 2011: Bill Savage
35 mph winds from the northeast make the lake roar and the alarm clock unnecessary. A low grey sky and spitting rain, but the radio says it’ll clear up later, so I bike to work. On Rogers Park and Evanston side streets, buildings mostly block the wind except by Calvary Cemetery (Hi Mom!). Wet leaves... Read more »

November 2, 2011: Donaldson

November 2, 2011: Donaldson
My cab driver complains about the timing of construction on Lake Shore Drive, which began on Monday. On Halloween; trick indeed. Usually a Red Line commuter, I completely forgot. The cabbie says they should be working at night. I say workers would be paid more to work at night (not to mention safety), which he... Read more »

November 1, 2011: Ryan Gallentine

November 1, 2011: Ryan Gallentine
The first day of November, or as retailers in the Loop apparently like to call it “holiday season.” Still showing the remnants of my Halloween costume attire, I awoke this morning and turned the calendar page. Seeing the word “November” out in the plain like that brought a certain amount of trepidation. Starbucks has already... Read more »
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