The old beer game

To follow up on the last post that I wrote, this is an example of what has replaced the old TORCO sign across from Wrigley Field. For all I know, it’s still up there today, and has been there since the season ended in early October. There’s no reason to change it now, since thereContinue reading “The old beer game”

Dating an old photo

The picture above was referenced in an earlier piece I wrote in this space. But I wanted to return to it once again, to show how the internet has changed things. This is especially true of doing research. What once took days to track down, or just couldn’t be tracked down at all, can nowContinue reading “Dating an old photo”

A myth debunked

A July afternoon, Chase Park My younger daughter is enrolled in a swimming class at a pool that’s not quite in our neighborhood, but not terribly far away, either. The heat of this miserable summer claimed a few of the lessons, when the pool was overrun by those wanting to beat the heat more thanContinue reading “A myth debunked”