Category Archives: Chicago

Deliverance

This is the abbreviated account of the parcel: I placed an online order for a smallish product. The day the parcel was scheduled to arrive, it did not. I decided the seller was fraudulent. I decided the postal service was … Continue reading

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Debating debate

Protagoras lived before debate was invented, so he invented it. In Greece. He did this while he was wondering whether virtue could be taught; but never figured that out. What he did figure out was that words are powerful and … Continue reading

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The art of the cart

Shopping for something needed is not shopping. This is restocking. Shopping with a companion is not shopping. This is socializing in motion. Shopping to buy something is not shopping. This is known as spending. As those adroit at the art … Continue reading

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Big foot

Female shoes have taken a disturbing turn toward gigantic. Quizzical. Once, platforms on shoes that inched you up adapted the uneven gait for a person suffering with a club foot. Once, high heels embraced the arch of a lady’s foot … Continue reading

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Gone-ness

There should be a better word for the times between, times like almost in love, nearly retired, or soon to be a parent. Or, the time after loss, such as when someone’s house is demolished by a tornado. We’ve got … Continue reading

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Raising funs

During a fund raising event last night, I sat at a round table eating nibbly food with people I didn’t know so I tried to get to know one or two: Rose and her daughter whose name I don’t know. … Continue reading

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gizmos

Among things that divide us, gizmos rank right up with country of origin and whether you believe burps are funny. (No.) One either embraces the gizmo or disdains the gizmo. I love ’em, in part because a gizmo is an … Continue reading

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What you get is what you see

On a bedroom wall in our Chicago condo I hung art, or what I thought was art when I bought it. It’s round and metal and has some little mirrors on it. In the few years it has been there … Continue reading

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Before FORE!

Golf isn’t a very chatty game, I’ve noticed. Reminds me a little of snooker or pool in the sense that applause is signified by gentle taps of one’s cue upon the floor. Dignified taps. I’ve also noticed children do not … Continue reading

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Bands of Gold

Some places are meant to be exactly where they are. The Vic Theater in Chicago, at the corner of Belmont and Sheffield avenues, is one of those places in the world where bands come to briefly gather their own around … Continue reading

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