My favorite part about Chicago is how easy it is to walk everywhere.
Countless times I've walked from home to the lake, gotten lost on the way for a little, and I've learned so much about the city this way.
A few years back, my brother rented a studio space in the historic Fine Arts building on Michigan. I spent a few nights there during my hobo years.
It's not the greatest way to live, but it's good to be uncomfortable for a while.
With my Panasonic LX-3 in hand, I journeyed in my own city. Try it sometime.
Every year, the winters get longer and my patience for them grows shorter.
Frozen rain leads to sleet, sleet to snow, snow to blizzards.
I've been told I'm not a true Chicagoan because I have no tolerance for the -40F Februarys.
I woke up last April to find that my girlfriend had closed all the drapes. "It's snowing again, honey." Understood.