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June 2013

A pedestrian morning

June 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

It was a busy morning, and I don’t mean that in a good sense. The recycled inventory included beer cans (Coors Light, Budweiser, Bud Light), Mike’s Hard Lemonade, [...]

But nothing like Chicago…

June 23, 2013 // 2 Comments

I have seen a lot of trash in the last few years. Copious amounts of junk even in mostly-clean Portland, OR. Litter by the curb full in New York. And of course, my daily [...]

Chicago is a …

June 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

… a mess. Literally, it would be a bag of plastic – per block. My morning stroll to Caffe Streets on Division was depressing. Surely a city can care for itself [...]

A short confrontation…

June 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

I hit the bricks at 6:15 on the dot Saturday morning. I love that time; quiet, no traffic, lots of chirping and commotion from birds. It’s the favorite time in my walk. [...]

The town drunks…

June 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

My walk wasn’t five minutes old this morning when the first shards of a smashed Miller Lite bottle appeared on the pavement. I didn’t have gloves, so I kicked [...]

Beating the rain…

June 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

Here is the #1 rule for anyone walking when rain is forecast: “The rain shall fall hardest when the walker is furthest from home.” That’s how it works, and [...]