Category: Photography

My favorite tree in Chicago has offered its services to #TheResistance

My favorite tree in Chicago has offered its services to #TheResistance
It’s not getting any easier. It might be getting even harder now that we fully understand that the lines in the sand have been washed away: all pretense of decency and integrity has been dragged off the shore by the sharks. I know. My favorite tree (“Rockwell”) senses our despair, and wants to help out... Read more »

For me, getting tanked in a back alley is a "Big" deal

For me, getting tanked in a back alley is a "Big" deal
Some people garden. Some people cook. Some people sew. I stare at this goldfish. His name is “Big the Goldfish.” (“Big” for short.) Maybe it was post-election projection, but for weeks I thought my favorite goldfish seemed a little sad in his 10 gallon condo. Entire commutes of mine were spent daydreaming about a big, beautiful... Read more »

I was a Republican for a month - a cautionary tale (Finale: The Road Back)

I was a Republican for a month - a cautionary tale (Finale: The Road Back)
Recap: The Call to Adventure: I finally claw my way up to lower middle class! The Road of Trials: Uh, oh. Trouble in Ugly Paradise The Abyss: I become a dick who thinks I’m better than others because I can afford things they can’t The Road Back What goes up must come down, and just like... Read more »
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I was a Republican for a month - a cautionary tale (part 4 - The Abyss)

I was a Republican for a month - a cautionary tale (part 4 - The Abyss)
Recap: I was happy in my ugly condo. But then the rust appeared. Then the roof needed replacing. I could afford to fix it all at once: so why couldn’t my neighbors? The Abyss: I swear that in one short month my soul fundamentally shifted 180 degrees. I had arrived at the summit of the... Read more »

I was a Republican for a month - a cautionary tale (Part 3: The Road of Trials)

I was a Republican for a month - a cautionary tale (Part 3: The Road of Trials)
Recap: I finally pulled myself out of a drunken stupor and bought my condo on the north side of Chicago. It was ugly, but it was mine. Crossing the Threshold/The Road of Trials I  didn’t notice the rust when I bought my place. I guess it never occurred to me to look up BEFORE I walked... Read more »

I was a Republican for a month - a cautionary tale (Part 2: The Call to Adventure)

I was a Republican for a month - a cautionary tale (Part 2: The Call to Adventure)
Recap from Part 1: Don’t call me a “libtard” and we’re cool The Call to Adventure I was living on my own and the bills were a manageable, highly annoying struggle. My life was all needs and no wants. I was one of those annoying do-gooder liberals who decided to take on social work as a... Read more »
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My biggest fear when I really "go there" these days

My biggest fear when I really "go there" these days
My biggest fear when I really “go there” in my mind is that I might one day get myself in big trouble. If freedom of speech continues to be threatened and compromised – if gag orders continue to be placed on people who know things, and if those who misspeak or disagree continue to be... Read more »

And now for something completely different: GOOD news

And now for something completely different: GOOD news
We interrupt the current, unbearable political climate to bring you some really, really good news: Back in October I met a guy at a local baseball field while photographing some field lights – I’ll call him “BBJ” for this story. Only a few years ago BBJ was throwing practice pitches for a BFD major league... Read more »

Looks like the popular 80's girl group "Exposé" was right, after all

Looks like the popular 80's girl group "Exposé"  was right, after all
I’ve heard a lot of people say they think we are “more divided than ever,” but I believe that we have always been this divided in this country. The division used to be hidden in the silence between us, and now there’s just much less silence.  I believe in recent years Facebook has gradually brought our shadows... Read more »
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THE BIG FINISH - "I took my 8 year old son to the B96 Jingle Bash in Chicago"

THE BIG FINISH - "I took my 8 year old son to the B96 Jingle Bash in Chicago"
“I took my 8 year old son to the B96 Jingle Bash in Chicago” – a quick review: PART 1: The questionable ambience of the riff-raff seats PART 2: An empowering message from the stage to the women of tomorrow PART 3: “Crap” + “Rap” = “Crapper” PART 4: Oh Brit-Brit and now, the Big... Read more »