Tag Archives: Chicago

A Meditation on Autumn

Some people like Spring. I think Spring is OK—bare trees burst into green, lining fields and streets (if you’re fortunate enough to live in a city with trees, that is).  And of course, Spring is the traditional dating/mating and/or birth … Continue reading

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CAUGHT!

Between the longing for love and the struggle for the legal tender… In 1976, when Jackson Browne’s song The Pretender came out, I was 18 with a bullet. That is to say, I thought I could do any and everything … Continue reading

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10 Pictures: Chicago, April 10,1982

And I went down to the demonstration To get my fair share of abuse Singing, “We’re gonna vent our frustration If we don’t we’re gonna blow a 50-amp fuse” You can’t always get what you want You can’t always get … Continue reading

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I Come to Bury Radio Shack…and to Praise It.

Last night I read a eulogy for Radio Shack, the electronics dealer that has been around since before I can remember (and that’s a long time).  The eulogy was mostly concerned with Radio Shack from an employee’s perspective, and mostly … Continue reading

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Cut the Mustard

While I was in graduate school, I got a job working as a research assistant (“RA”) for the American Bar Foundation, the research wing of the American Bar Association.  Both were located in a high-security building to the South of … Continue reading

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Intersections

Now the things that I remember seem so distant and so small Though it hasn’t really been that long a time What I was seeing wasn’t what was happening at all Although for a while, our path did seem to … Continue reading

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