Monday, January 31, 2011


About 40 minutes south of downtown Chicago is a place called Gary, Indiana. The only thing they're known for is that it's the birthplace of Michael Jackson. Everytime I drive to Michigan to visit my parents, I hate passing through this town because of the pollution from all of the steel mills that are there (pictured here). I also just read today that the Gary Sanitary District dumped 6.8 billion gallons of raw and partially treated sewage into their river (over the past 3 years) which discharges into Lake Michigan- a source of drinking water for people in Chicago. I'm glad I never drink water from the tap no matter how much the water is treated.

I'm ready to move.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


That's S.A.D. as in seasonal affective disorder, or the "winter blues." I don't necessarily have this disorder, but going to and leaving work in the dark does affect me a little bit. I guess this street light that showed up in the picture will have to be my artificial sun for now. I should probably take the advice of my doctor and get vitamin D pills.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


It's getting harder to take pictures outside since it's getting too cold to take off my gloves, and snap a picture on my phone. I guess my resolution or short term goal is to find those gloves that work with touch phones so that I can take more pictures. This past new year's eve was such a tease with temperatures at almost 60 degress F. But then the next day it was back down to 19 degrees F. Typical Chicago weather. Happy new year to everyone.