A few days after writing back and forth with several of you about the charm of blue flowers, I happened on a type of blue flower I had never seen, cropping up here and there in the shady, somewhat wild stretch of plantings south of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. More
From my bus stop at night, I can see the work going forward on the site of the old Jewel at Clark and Division. It was a large store, right next to the el, with a very large surface parking lot. A few months back, the building was demolished, and now the entire site is being redeveloped. It is valuable real estate, in a high density neighborhood. No doubt the new grocery store will be larger, and there will be a parking deck of some kind; and more use will be crammed on to the site, wrapped within a taller building. More
I take a lot of photographs while watching television, whether it’s the Olympics, the Academy Awards, or the State of the Union. I took over a hundred pictures while watching the Oscars on Sunday. This was my best photograph.
I love how Ellen DeGeneres tapped into the zeitgeist of our time, creating a popular photographic image that plays on our collective narcissism, love of celebrities, and near-universal mania for selfies. More