Ain’t that America for you and me

When I moved into this part of Chicago 13 years ago, there was a smallish hot dog place on Western Avenue, a few blocks from my house. When my kids were little, we would go there from time to time. The food wasn’t fantastic, but it was good enough and they also served ice cream.Continue reading “Ain’t that America for you and me”

Rainy night in the city

I’ve written about Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” before. It’s one of those songs from the 1980s that takes me back to another time in my life. I wouldn’t relive high school for all the money in the world, but the music from that era can always make me think aboutContinue reading “Rainy night in the city”

Lincoln at sunrise

I’ve written about Lincoln several times before in this space. Some of the posts are here and here and here. There are many things about human nature that disappoint me, or worse, but our enduring interest in this boy from the Kentucky backwoods always makes up for them, at least in my mind. This morningContinue reading “Lincoln at sunrise”

I guess they don’t think about it

About a half mile north of Wrigley Field is Irving Park Road, a main street that takes Cubs fans (and other drivers) to and from the Kennedy Expressway. As such, it’s a pretty well-congested road, and it also doubles as Illinois Route 19, even if nobody in Chicago calls it that. If you were toContinue reading “I guess they don’t think about it”