December 8, 2013
Kedzie window on Flickr.

Kedzie window on Flickr.

December 7, 2013
DSCF9449 on Flickr.Pecan hunting at the duck pond.

DSCF9449 on Flickr.

Pecan hunting at the duck pond.

December 7, 2013
DSCF9514 on Flickr.Kansas

DSCF9514 on Flickr.

Kansas

August 6, 2013
chicago-reader:

The authors of the new book The Metropolitan Revolution declare "A revolution is stirring in America. Empowered by their economic strength and driven by demographic dynamism, cities and metros are positioning themselves at the cutting edge of reform, investment, and innovation."
But Steve Bogira wonders whether we should be quite so giddy about cities when  misery and inequality are still rampant in Chicago.
(Visual aid by Paul John Higgins)

chicago-reader:

The authors of the new book The Metropolitan Revolution declare "A revolution is stirring in America. Empowered by their economic strength and driven by demographic dynamism, cities and metros are positioning themselves at the cutting edge of reform, investment, and innovation."

But Steve Bogira wonders whether we should be quite so giddy about cities when  misery and inequality are still rampant in Chicago.

(Visual aid by Paul John Higgins)

April 30, 2013
chicago-reader:

For the last few weeks, Mayor Emanuel has been promising parents and students at schools he’s closing that they’ll have everything from new air conditioners to new computers in the schools he’s sending them to.
Not that any parent would doubt the mayor and his education team, but if you’re one of the many parents who’s doubting the mayor and his education team, you may want to consider the case of the eight teachers at Lincoln Park High School.
They too had a promise from the Chicago Public Schools—in this case, that if they followed a designated process and met a designated standard, they would have jobs next year, even as the mayor changed their school’s curriculum.
And now, poof! They don’t have those jobs, since CPS has sent them what’s become known as letters of rescinding. It’s the latest sign that what CPS giveth today, it can taketh tomorrow. And if you don’t like it, you can go teach in Detroit.
Read the rest of Ben Joravsky’s piece on eight rehired then fired LPHS teachers.
Photo by Richard A. Chapman/Chicago Sun-Times, Sun-Times Media

chicago-reader:

For the last few weeks, Mayor Emanuel has been promising parents and students at schools he’s closing that they’ll have everything from new air conditioners to new computers in the schools he’s sending them to.

Not that any parent would doubt the mayor and his education team, but if you’re one of the many parents who’s doubting the mayor and his education team, you may want to consider the case of the eight teachers at Lincoln Park High School.

They too had a promise from the Chicago Public Schools—in this case, that if they followed a designated process and met a designated standard, they would have jobs next year, even as the mayor changed their school’s curriculum.

And now, poof! They don’t have those jobs, since CPS has sent them what’s become known as letters of rescinding. It’s the latest sign that what CPS giveth today, it can taketh tomorrow. And if you don’t like it, you can go teach in Detroit.


Read the rest of Ben Joravsky’s piece on eight rehired then fired LPHS teachers.


Photo by Richard A. Chapman/Chicago Sun-Times, Sun-Times Media

April 27, 2013
OK I’m now one I those weird, folding-bicycle guys.

OK I’m now one I those weird, folding-bicycle guys.

January 30, 2013

January 26, 2013
Found my mantra!

Found my mantra!

January 15, 2013
http://kindlingquarterly.com/Stephen-Keaton

http://kindlingquarterly.com/Stephen-Keaton

January 14, 2013

Christoph Waltz in Kopfstand. [part 4]

(Source: alexlifesonss, via cryinganddriving)

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