Entries from January 29th, 2010

Max Gerber’s Abandoned Showroom

January 29th, 2010 · 4 Comments

On the corner of Milwaukee and California is Max Gerber’s showroom. This building has been closed and empty since we moved to Logan Square a little over a year ago. From what I can tell from random bits of information online, it seems to have closed in late spring or early summer of 2008. So just before we moved in. This space is big enough, I’d love to see a supermarket go in. Logan Square is desperately lacking as far as groceries go. The closest supermarkets are not walkable. I think if one went in here it would really do the neighborhood well.

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Harold Washington Library

January 28th, 2010 · No Comments

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Harold Washington Library, The Loop, Chicago

Took this photo when I was at the Harold Washington Library to see Richard Russo on Writers on the Record. I was denied a library card that night because I couldn’t sufficiently prove my current residency.

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Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan

January 27th, 2010 · No Comments


finished 01.22.10

Food Rules is basically the cliff notes to all of Michael Pollan‘s writing. I’ve read some of his articles and parts of his books and while I like his philosophy, I’m not a completely converted disciple. Food Rules gives you a lot of his philosophies in little bite-size chunks… in little sentences that are easy to remember in your day-to-day. Don’t eat anything your grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. The whiter the bread the sooner you’ll be dead. Eat when you are hungry, not when you are bored. Eat only foods that will eventually rot. Etc. This book can be read in one sitting..but I think I’ll keep it around and just skim over it again over time.

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