Hyde Park express
One of my previous careers was in the field of mass transit. The career didn’t end well* and I moved along to something else. But I do still notice buses and bus operators. And if reflections cross faces in an interesting way, all the better.
*So what happened was that I got fired. But that opened up a chance at my new career, which is truly the best career and job that I could have ever hoped for. So, from that angle, that whole transit career ended very well indeed.
Irv’s grand gesture
This guy? It’s legendary Chicago gossip-columnist Irv Kupcinet, gesturing across the river to the former location of the Chicago Sun-Times, where he worked for more than 50 years. The statute (Preston Jackson was the scupltor) was installed in 2006, on what would have been Irv’s 94th birthday.