on thursday evening we went with chris’s mom and dad to the field museum’s member night and glimpsed behind the exhibitions to witness some of the designer’s spaces and rarer specimens. the things that most appeal to my eye are, I think, telling.
I was proud to get out and exercise my democratic right to vote today in a world where this privilege is far from universal. I’m deeply conscious in the face of developing events in the Middle East and North Africa of my enormous good fortune and range of ideological motion and free speech in the first world, in the West, as a member of a long-standing democratic union whose respects for life and liberty far outweigh its developmental challenges on the grand scale of things.
I’m hopeful for Rahm Emanuel’s ability to helm the leadership and infrastructural changes we need so badly in Chicago.
It’s (beyond) high time to embrace progressive transparency in a city that has long and infamously bumped along on slipshod representational ethics.
my old school friend rich’s band was playing jazz for chicago’s summerfest–so chris and I met up after work downtown amidst the swing of summer crowds and flowers, sweated it up, and played with our cell phone cameras.