Chi-Town Photo Journal

A Continuing Photo Journal of Chicago's People, Places, and Things

Hello, my name is Chuck Jines. I'm just one of several billion animated carbon creatures passing through existence. While I'm at it, I like to spend my time as an artist, writer, humanitarian, and philosopher who is generally moving in the opposite direction of the crowd. I love doing research, writing, and blogging.

I'm an individualist, but I'm not a conservative
I'm for free markets, but I'm not a Laissez faire capitalist
I'm for moral horizons, therefore I oppose religion
I believe in national sovereignty, yet I'm a global citizen
I value the rights of labor, yet see the necessity of capital
I oppose federal Democracy, while advocating for a planetary Republic
I can't abide with the harshness within the GOP, nor the chaos and the clutter that is the DNC

I enjoy street and documentary photography. The most influential philosophers in my thinking would be St. Thomas Aquinas, Arthur Schopenhauer, and Friedrich Nietzsche.

My favorite quote:

Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin -- more even than death.... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man. -Bertrand Russell

In conclusion:

To all those I may have wronged, I ask forgiveness. To those I may have helped, I wish I had done more. To all those I neglected to help, I ask for understanding. To all those who helped me, I sincerely thank you.