Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Happy 100th Birthday, Tastykake!
This picture was originally posted on 26 December 2012, but since i'm several hundred miles from the nearest Tastykake (alas!), i'm reposting it in honor of the favorite after-school treat of my Philadelphia childhood. I wish i had a Butterscotch Krimpet or a Chocolate Junior right now!
|Tastykakes on sale at O'Neill's Market in Glenside, PA|
26 December 2012
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
It was a beautiful day on the picket line as UIC United Faculty began a two-day strike, after more than 16 months of trying to get a fair contract. Here's an excellent article by two of our finest professors explaining why this strike is necessary.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
I took these pictures of the snow on the UIC campus yesterday. Everything looks so quiet and peaceful that it's hard to believe that in the coming week we will be walking the picket line. UIC United Faculty (UICUF) will be staging a two-day walk out, with the possibility of a longer strike on the horizon. For a clear and comprehensive account of why we are striking, please read this article by two preeminent professors in the English Department.
Friday, February 14, 2014
The blind man in the subway station played his guitar, singing "Amazing Grace" in a soft Mexican accent. When the song was over he said, "Even though the weather is cold, God is always sending his grace and love to us." Then he paused and wished everyone a happy Valentine's Day. "I hope," he said, "that all you ladies get a lot of chocolates and flowers, and i hope you men … get a lot of sex."
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
I'm a little under the weather today and won't be venturing out into the frozen wasteland formerly known as Chicago. Fortunately, i had an extra picture from the weekend that i hadn't posted yet.
|I've taken a lot of pictures of this mural, "The Digital Frontier" by Doze Green, |
on the 6900 block of N. Glenwood, going back to when it was first painted in 2012.
But like everything else this winter, it looks very different half-buried in the snow.