Single Wheel Transportation

This gent passed us a couple of times on his single wheeled device. I couldn’t tell if it was powered by an outside power source or simply moved under the man’s shifting weight. He is wearing knee pads so I imagine tumbles are something one must protect against. I wonder how easy it is to…

Do People Still Read?

We were sitting on steps along the Chicago River Walk overlooking the gently flowing river along with many others on a gorgeous Sunday in October. I noticed this woman immersed in a book. It made me smile. In this age of electronic tethering, I am still an avid reader averaging 80+ books per year over…

The Pink Mime

Mimes are routinely derided by comedians and in popular media yet they still exist. This mime situated on one of the most popular corners of Michigan Avenue did an interesting version by dressing in pink and exercising his craft from the top of a pink box. The only time he broke character was when someone…

Sponge Bob?

Sometimes one sees things that defy the reality we have created for ourselves. For me, one of those moments came as I was walking around downtown Chicago on one of the last comfortable days of the year. I turned my head to the left and set eyes upon a life sized Sponge Bob complete with…

The Singer

I have long felt the ultimate musical instrument is the human voice. (Billie Holiday is, in my opinion, the ultimate singer but that’s a blog for another day.) The ritual was interspersed with chanting song by this monk. I found it resonated with my soul as does Gregorian Chant, the Islamic call to prayer, the…