Our fan in the 'burbs
04/22/2009 12:00 PM
I continue to pick up your Chicago Journal at Cafe Society on 18th, and each issue reconfirms that youíre doing an outstanding job for this reader.
In the 4/16 issue: I wouldnít have known about the Viceroy were it not for you. Iíve watched that building for decades, and I know Union Park from Dreiserís Sister Carrie. Iím hopeful that this new development plan works, but that neighborhood is troubled. However, I can remember, in 1981, when I came to Glessner House weekly for docent training, that the janitor stood on the sidewalk all day watching our cars to prevent smash-and-grab. Today, if I can find a parking place, itís dog poop that I have to look out for. What a change. And thatís within just part of my lifetime!
And there you are in ďViewpoints.Ē Itís fascinating to think about how your being a meeting, and known to be there, changes the meeting. And then thereís time. When you rethink your experience of being there after the fact, how do you and the memories change?
I admire your efforts a lot, and I hope the economy supports the papers that are left.