Category Archives: Chicago

Chicago!

I keep a beat-up and barely functional Panasonic Lumix at home just in case the skyline of Chicago presents a lovely view. Here are three that I’ve taken recently: Yesterday evening, overcast most of the day.:  

U of C students demonstrate to defund and disarm campus police; University says “no way”

UPDATE: From Block Club Chicago (click on screenshot): An excerpt: The action continued into Sunday with yoga, breakfast and organizing workshops. Students will remain there “indefinitely until we hear publicly” from Lee, CareNotCops organizers said in a tweet. In a statement Monday, organizers said they would remain on the block until Lee agrees to meet their […]

Chicago: clearing storm

It’s been extraordinarily cool in Chicago for the last few days (today’s high will be about 71°F or 22°C), and is expected to remain so until Saturday. It’s good weather for ducks, especially yesterday when it rained on and off. The storm cleared for a while in the evening and then began again. Here’s a […]

It’s a bird, it’s a plane. . . . it’s Chicago!

I’m having severe trouble concentrating on writing today, and I’m 100% sure this is malaise from lockdown and all the bad news. I am also getting grumpy. Here, have two pictures of Chicago that I took yesterday evening from my crib. One has a bird in it, the other a plane. I have to say […]

A mirage of Chicago

Reader Edward sent this breathtaking photo of a mirage of the Chicago Skyline, just featured as the Earth Science Photo of the Day.  It was taken in 2008 from the Indiana Dunes, a state park 37 miles from the city, and a place from which the city isn’t visible.  It is in fact an inferior […]

Chicago during the pandemic

This is just fog, but this picture of downtown Chicago, taken from my crib two days ago, makes me think that the fog is a metaphor for the virus plaguing our city—and everywhere else. The big building is the Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower. Click to enlarge.

Today’s lunch

It’s supposed to be my day off, and now that my talk in Florida has been canceled because of the Virus, I feel the need to have some fun. So I left work this morning and took the bus to Gage Park, heading west on 55th Street toward Midway Airport. After you leave the University, […]

Sunset, Chicago

Yesterday evening when the sun’s last rays lit the buildings downtown. (Click to enlarge.)

Saturday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s Caturday, September 14, 2019, and I trust all of us got past Friday the 13th without trouble. It’s National Cream-Filled Donut Day (make the “Creme”, because hardly any donuts use real cream), Eat a Hoagie Day, German Language Day, and, in the UK, National Quiet Day (but every day is quiet day there!) In […]

Chicago: clearing rain

Taken from my crib the other day after the rain was clearing in the evening: