same as it ever was

Last Monday I got an email from Caroline. She had digitized some footage she’d shot in 1990 and 1991 when we lived together in a small studio apartment at the corner of Foster and Sheridan in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago.  I watched it a couple times and at first I kept thinking about how young IContinue reading “same as it ever was”

Knowledge is Game

In certain neighborhoods in Chicago “going to California” means going to jail. That’s because the Criminal Courts Building is at the corner of California Avenue and 26th Street, with the Cook County Jail starting behind it and spreading for blocks around it.  It’s a somber, sometimes sinister area to be. I used to pick upContinue reading “Knowledge is Game”