Category Archives: The Modern Condition
A Chicago (or maybe Evanston) artist has installed a number of Buddha heads around the city. Several of them lie between the lakefront bike path and the freeway, and I pass by them regularly. The artist, Indira Johnson, says the … Continue reading
I had no idea, but there is a whole series of these books for elementary school children. With titles like “What Did We Do Before Online Shopping?” and “What Did We Do Before Social Media?” I should get busy writing … Continue reading
Coming home from the store a while back, we saw a Roadmaster parked in the neighborhood. “It’s a Roadmaster,” my wife said. “Yes, it is,” I agreed. “Doesn’t look like it’s in very good shape,” she added. “Looks like a … Continue reading
Downtown Chicago, 1911.
Moving to a new city means you have to find new doctors. I picked one, pretty much at random, from the insurance company list. He seemed like a nice guy at our first visit. However – when I called today … Continue reading
Did LBJ really say this? Maybe yes, maybe no. Bill Moyers claims he did. If you Google it, you will likely find two types of results: those that use the quote without citation, and those that say it’s a myth. … Continue reading
Overheard in the Y locker room: “What if K.C. went ahead and left without us?” “He didn’t.” “How do you know?” “I have his phone in my pocket.” (Cf. Forgotten Baby Syndrome)
The welcome board at the gym today read: Congratulations! You’re doing laps while the others are taking naps! I’m not sure that message has the intended consequence.