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Same Seat, different passengers

I hope this is an ongoing series. Sometimes I sit down on the El, bus, train, plane etc and wonder who sat here before me so naturally I’m amused at the passing of people at the same place. Young man, perhaps military looks out of the window like he’s never seen Chicago before. I assume […]

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3 ladies and I taking respite during the holidays where-ever we can

A deep cold hasn’t yet taken hold of Chicago but the short days are still tough. Even global warming can’t stop that.    

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Fur coats

I love spotting men in fur coats during the long slog of Chicago winters. Especially if they have a matching hat which is rare and gives me a thrill much like I imagine a bird watcher catching sight of that rare bird on their walk. I also thought of Mo, best landlord ever. Mo wins […]

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Weekend Errands

I went out to the big box stores which is a very long walk, a short bike ride without a bike rack or a bus and a mile walk away. I needed a lot of things and shopping is exhausting so the bus it was. There was a lady furiously eating some food and taking […]

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To the best of my recollection

When I thumb through my sketchbook, i am still surprised how well I remember my thoughts from the moment I sketch. This woman looked a lot more upwardly mobile than the rest of the orange line. From her diamond ring to her perfectly shiny hair, she was money. I remember a disheveled young lady who […]

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The ones who would trample you to get to their boring appointment.

On a crowded El car during rush hour I always notice the crowded commute’s early exit preparers. The person either wants to make sure they’re one of the first to exit or they’re panicked that they’ll miss their exit in the sea of people. Depending on my life condition, I’ll find this bemusing to enraging. […]

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Gossiping at the Gym and a Sketch

Monday Chris and I were at the gym in the testosterone laden portion with the free weights. Seems like every gym has one. We were able to find a bench to do some weights. The gaggle of men with gigantic muscles paid us no mind because they were too busy discussing who Jennifer Hudson was […]

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CTA orange line drawing and thoughts on a pen

102511_cta_7yrpen, a photo by vaughnda johnson on Flickr.

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Back on the Train

The weather and my schedule has been such that I’m back on the train a lot this week which means I am drawing more. A definite bright side to inclement weather. I miss my bike but I enjoy the time to take in the rainbow of humanity like the large man studying for the drivers […]

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