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Monthly Archives: December, 2011

Gallery: The Passing Year

A few photographs to go with the essay.

December 26, 2011 · 3 Comments

The Passing Year

Can it be?  Are we there already?  Suddenly it’s Christmas and we’re gliding helplessly toward January.  2011 is nearly past, its events crystallizing into memories.  No longer anything to be … Continue reading

December 25, 2011 · 6 Comments

Selling Us Short?

Earlier in the year, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group (CME) put its landmarked Board of Trade Building up for sale.  In recent months, the exchange has been shopping itself around … Continue reading

December 13, 2011 · 1 Comment

The Problem of Home

Back in 2009, shortly after the beginning of the financial crisis, I found myself following this car, which so astonished me that I had to take a picture of it, … Continue reading

December 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

Illinois: Where our Governors Make our License Plates

This week it became official: former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich will be going to prison for crimes he committed while in office.  Whether you shrug it off, laugh it off, … Continue reading

December 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

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