Tuesday, January 16, 2018
I’m old enough to have seen the first Star Wars movie in theaters. And while I’ve missed probably the last 729 Star Wars movies, through great, thoughtful, tight storytelling — and probably through unavoidable cultural saturation over the last few decades — I was able to pick up all the backstory I needed to follow this movie ... and IT! WAS! AWESOME!
Plus seeing the movie (with snacks!) on company time was our post-holiday (because it’s all hands on deck through the holidays) company party, I! GET! THE! REST! OF! THE! AFTERNOON! OFF!
I am one with the Force.
Monday, January 15, 2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018
And now I feel scared and unwelcome and growled at and shaken in my unwavering certainty that there are no monsters -- and there is no hissing -- in my bed. MY BED.
So ... um ... can I come over?
This or that, either or.
Marry well, social whirl, business man ...
Or pin my future on a green glass love ...
What kind of life am I dreaming of?
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Friday, January 12, 2018
While I grew to thoroughly loathe my daily Chicago commutes on the packed-with-everyone-who-works-in-the-Loop Red Line, I loved walking through the epic architecture that shapes and personifies and defines the Loop while I worked there -- especially after dark when everything was bathed in dramatic lighting.