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Flowers on Ashland

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Thanks to the sharp eyes Irwin Meyers of Video One Productions for bringing this to our attention!


Empathy and Entropy on Belmont

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CS Lewis said: we read so we know we are not alone. People value photographs for the same reason. There are lots of people struggling with entropy and with the stress, sadness, lonliness, dispair and sometimes joy of people riding on the bus or waiting for it ..... Eric Lieberman

Arica and Adrian - Doing errands before a big trip.

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A recent meeting with an old love made me realize that I am not waiting for the bus
but someone special to take that bus with me.

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We were having a good time until now

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The Lucky amoung us.

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The blue sky is back.

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Endurance

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Surprise - redo

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"These didn't do much for me.  Linking to a jargon-filled discourse on surprise didn't grab me, and multiple pictures of a poor SOB in a motorized wheelchair didn't grab me either.  Just my thoughts." 
Writes my sometimes ghost writer Darren Stephens who leaps out of the back seat  to calm people down after I capture their picture...

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Dictionary.com defines surprise as:

verb (used with object)
1.
to strike or occur to with a sudden feeling of wonder or astonishment, as through unexpectedness: Her beauty surprised me.
2.
to come upon or discover suddenly and unexpectedly: We surprised the children raiding the cookie jar.
3.
to make an unexpected assault on (an unprepared army, fort, person, etc.).
4.
to elicit or bring out suddenly and without warning: to surprise the facts from the witness.
5.
to lead or bring unawares, as into doing something not intended: to surprise a witness into telling the truth.
-noun
6.
an act or instance of surprising or being surprised.
7.
something that surprises someone; a completely unexpected occurrence, appearance, or statement: His announcement was a surprise to all.
8.
an assault, as on an army or a fort, made without warning.
9.
a coming upon unexpectedly; detecting in the act; taking unawares.

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What the F........?

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Complexity and the Phenomenological Structure of 'Surprise'

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Luke Joe on and Division Street.

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Out and about having a good time and wearing the green.  Anne didn't want her picture made "Cause cameras are evil" said the lovely young woman

 Luke says he takes the bus everywhere he goes. 

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Looking Towards Heaven on a rainy day

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Blowing Smoke

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Is Spring around the corner?

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On the Sidewalk in front of P&S

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P&S Restaurant "Good Food Served Fast" staff Brittney, Nerry and Isaiah proudly display Rick Kogan's and Charles Osgood "SideWalks" article photographed in front of the restaurant at 7201 N Western. 

Sidewalks:Scenic routes, Chicago Tribune

Friday Shadows

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Mike Devlin - The Mayor of Bucktown

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Taking the bus since she was five.

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Joan has been taking the bus since she's was 5 years old. She likes leaving driving to the CTA. Joan was very curious about the blog and thought it was great, but she doesn't use a computer. She had taken a course on computers several years ago, but then had a stroke which wiped out her memory. She's now excited about going back to school to learn painting and drawing.

Divided on Lawrence

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Staying in touch for 27 years

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These nice ladies, Natasha, Esther, and Gloria, have had a lunch get together once a month for around 27 years, ever since their dear friend Isabel died, and they decided there has to be a more upbeat reason to meet. 

  They rotate turns hosting their lunch. This month it was Esther's turn in her Roger's Park apartment . She served yummy chicken salad on rye sandwiches, and cheese cake. 

   The meeting ended with the decision that the news is terrible everywhere in the world, and the next meeting will be at Irma's who couldn't come this month because she had a bad cold.


Sons of the Never Wrong - waiting for 17 years!

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Last Saturday night, I found the great Chicago folk-group Sons of the Never Wrong  waiting for a bus on Lincoln Avenue in Skokie.
 
Waiting is nothing new for Deb Lader, Sue Demel and Bruce Roeper. The band has been performing for something like 17-years. They've attracted local and national attention, but they're still waiting for the big success bus to arrive. It probably says more about the music business today than it does about the Sons. There seems to be plenty of room on the bus for American Idol wannabe's - but true geniuses like Deb, Sue and Bruce may be stranded on street corners across the land. If their bus rolls through your neighborhood, be sure to hop on. They have a ton of loyal fans that do just that every chance they get.
 
One of the guys trying to do something about giving real musicians a place to perform is Al Curtis, standing there behind the Sons. Al leads the Skokie Theatre Music Foundation, which runs the  Skokie Theatre. He's  a fount of experience and wisdom about the music business today. As he puts it, he sells ideas - not just performers.

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Sons of the Never Wrong - Will their bus arrive?



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