Death at a Distance is now available at the Lake Forest Book Store!
Death at a Distance is competing in this month’s Cover Wars! To vote, go to the bottom of the page at: http://buff.ly/1rQn9k9
You can vote daily throughout the month of December (like Chicago, early and often!)
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines tribute as showing respect or affection for someone. Whoever thought renaming Chicago’s notorious Circle Interchange for former Mayor Jane Byrne clearly couldn’t respect or admire Byrne. One of the worst intersections in the country, the Circle Interchange represents mind-bogging congestion, accidents left and right and traffic delays 24/7. What an insult!
Driving through and seeing the Jane Byrne Interchange signs and hearing the traffic reporters on the radio refer to it as such were terrible. Bill Savage, a distinguished senior lecturer in English at Northwestern University, wrote a terrific (and funny) piece on the outrage for Crain’s Chicago Business. You can find it here. Bill Savage is @RogersParkMan
I saw a quote today that is perfect for those of you who, like me, worry way too much about what might happen:
“I am an old man and have known a great many troubles. I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened…”
– Mark Twain