Tag Archives: CTA

Choosing Sides

We moved to Chicago in 2010 and told Robert straightaway, “We have to pick a team. Cubs or White Sox.” For Robert, there was no picking to be done: he was a Cubs fan. Not a die-hard fan, but fan … Continue reading

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This City Is Exhausting

That’s it, dudes. That’s all I’ve got in me. Happy Photo Friday.        

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[This is the most recent in an ongoing series about my love/hate relationship with public transportation in Chicago.] Public Service Announcement: It is not illegal to take photos in public areas of CTA stations. Last night two CTA security guards … Continue reading

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Resisting The Urge To Use Phantom Planet Lyrics As The Title Of This Blog

I spent the last few weeks working in planes and airports, balancing my laptop precariously on the tray hanging from the back of the seat, poised to throw my body on top of it like an overprotective mother when the … Continue reading

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Why I Should Hate The Bus – Part II

In addition to these things, I have actually experienced all of the following on the bus: Sitting for twenty minutes right next to a girl with whom I (a) went to law school for three years, (b) shared two classes and many … Continue reading

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Why I Should Hate The Bus

So here’s the thing about the bus. I defend it against all the naysayers. I defend it against the drivers and the walkers and the folks who are lucky enough to live next to a train line. I defend it, … Continue reading

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Why I Won’t Be Going Home

As the only member of my family not living in the suburban town near Phoenix where my parents bought a house ten years ago, I often find myself defending city living. Sometimes I’m just trying to convince somebody to move … Continue reading

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This post is about Chicago. For the most part, I am not ambivalent about our adopted city. I wholeheartedly embrace it, flaws and all. Today, I’m feeling a little more torn, though. The Good: Yesterday, Husband and I visited the Art … Continue reading

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