A visualization of my social networks

What I’ve learned this week.

Skype + Pamela Call Recording Software = Good. Transcribing recordings is the suck. I need a tripod.  Preferrably cheap, lightweight, and small. The Map Room is the second-best beer bar in Chicago. I practically took today off, so I’ve got to make up for it by busting out some serious work tomorrow. Plus, the planet … Read more

The bigger the lie…

“When she tells me there are 22 caves in the Philippines guarded by 10,000 workers, guarding a treasure of trillions of pounds in precious gems and gold I do not believe her.” Neither do I.

U.S. Cellular Field and Wrigley Field hold nearly the same number of fans, but their economic impact couldn’t be more different

U.S. Cellular Field and Wrigley Field hold nearly the same number of fans, but their economic impact couldn’t be more different.

Want to know the main problem with trying to do grad-school journalism?

Here’s the thing — journalism is transactional.  You rely on other people to feed you information that you can use to write your stories.  In exchange, your sources get to draw attention to the things that they think are important. For instance, if you’re writing an article about a new business, you contact the business … Read more

Walking around Loyola Park

Today’s another pretty nice day.  It’s not as beautiful as yesterday, but still pretty nice. I went and walked around a little bit in Loyola Park, which is actually my backyard. It’s starting to thaw out, finally, and the park is really great now that it’s a civilized temperature outside. I wish I had taken … Read more

Chinese New Year parade audio slideshow

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Time to open the windows … at last.

It’s beautiful today. The temperature is something like 50 degrees, and all the snow that’s been covering the ground for the last month is melting. It’s not spring time yet, but you can tell it’s getting closer.  It’s certainly a good day to air out the house.