Tag Archives: Chicago

Rocky take-off. Rocky landing.

Today is the anniversary of my mother and father’s wedding in 1949. I’m not sure why I thought of it just now. I haven’t thought about it for a long time. My father died 45 years ago. My mother has … Continue reading

Posted in family | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Waiting for our ruby-throated guests

I have to admit, when I first learned that hummingbirds were here in Chicago, I was rather shocked. Aren’t they tropical birds? Chicago? Really? But I have seen them at the Botanic Gardens and even once in our yard. They … Continue reading

Posted in birds, garden, summer | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Browsing

I went to a haiku poetry reading yesterday by the winners of a city-wide haiku contest for students through middle school. One of my students won a third place and two others received honorable mentions. The reading was held at … Continue reading

Posted in books, reading | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“Yes, the dogs are loose.”

Jane Byrne died last Friday (1933-2014). She was the first and only female mayor of Chicago, lasting for only a term 1979-1983, replaced by Chicago’s only black mayor, Harold Washington. Though she ran as a reformer, she was trained in the … Continue reading

Posted in chicago, politics | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Vivian Maier’s Chicago

I finally made it to the Vivian Maier Exhibition at the Chicago History Museum. Vivian Maier (1926-2009) was a nanny in the northern suburbs of Chicago, who took photographs on her days off. Born in New York, she grew up … Continue reading

Posted in art, artist, creativity, photography | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sandy in Chicago

Posted in chicago, photography | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Birthday, Mike Royko (1932-1997)

Mike Royko’s (1932-1997) birthday is today. For those of you outside of the Chicago area, Royko was a gritty, blue collar, sarcastic, humorous newspaper columnist who wrote for the Chicago Daily News, Chicago Sun-Times, and the Chicago Tribune, always poking at the … Continue reading

Posted in chicago, Mike Royko | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment