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Happy Birthday, Redlined!

Happy Birthday, "Redlined"! Today, April 3rd, is your special day. I feel like I should buy you a birthday hat, wrap you in colorful streamers, and sprinkle you with confetti! But you’re like the one-year-olds who smear cake all over their face and stare goggle-eyed at the crowd singing to them—clueless.

2019-06-05T22:10:10-05:00April 3rd, 2019|Chicago: A View Over Time|

Russell Baker: A brilliant writer, human being, and influence

"Russell Baker died Monday at his home in Leesburg, Va. He was 93." That's the opening to the New York Times obituary after the death of one of the twentieth century's greatest newspapermen, memoirist, writer, and overall high quality human being. I didn't know Russell Baker personally, but after reading and rereading his Pulitzer Prize–winning memoir, Growing Up, to the point I could quote passages verbatim, I wanted to know him.

2019-06-05T22:10:11-05:00January 24th, 2019|Chicago: A View Over Time|
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