Saturday, 31 January 2015


I had an IBM Selectronic back in the day.
As it turned out a couple of our Mom's typewriters were handed along to me.
I never got over how much it weighed whenever I had to pick it up.
Talk about your boat anchors.

Friday, 30 January 2015

JJ Bean

Once in a while I stop for coffee at JJ Bean.
They're local roasters, their coffee is OK and they do a pretty good peanut butter cookie.
The muffins are good too but a little excessive (in my opinion).

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Too Early

This sort of thing makes for a cute gag if you know someone up to their knees in snow on January 28.
I don't like to see this, we'll likely get plenty of wintery weather between now and Spring.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015


This red scooter showed up without much warning (or if you prefer, I wasn't paying attention).
Panning shots can be very effective when they turn out.
This is one almost turned out. 

Tuesday, 27 January 2015


One of the synagogues on Oak Street recently underwent a major renovation and expansion.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Dimanche Après Midi ...

From The Archives

... a l'ile de la Grande Jatte.
I was in Chicago for 3 or 4 days last May but only managed about an hour at the Art Institute.
I think it was just bad planning that left me so little time there on that trip.