1. calumet412:

    Oak Street Beach, 1986, Chicago.

    I thought we all deserved a reminder of why we put up with this sub-zero weather for 3 months of the year.

    Only 143 days until summer!

  2. humansofnewyork:

    "What was the greatest day you ever spent together?"
    “Had to be when there was a full lunar eclipse while we were floating on a houseboat in a swamp in Botswana. Not even the guide knew it was coming. It was a full moon that night, and suddenly I noticed a corner of it starting to disappear. Then a quarter. Then a half. Then it went completely dark, and the Milky Way just filled up the sky.”

  3. humansofnewyork:

    "At this time in my life, there’s nothing I really value more than interaction with my children, and they’ve just grown so busy that there’s not much of it. All I can really do is trust that they care, even if they don’t communicate it, and reflect on all the times that I didn’t reply to my mother when she sent me things."

  4. humansofnewyork:

    "I could look poised in a paper bag. These are ladies’ pants, I don’t even care."

  5. calumet412:

    63rd and Cottage Grove, 1967, Chicago. Lee Balterman

  6. "Chicago winters were made for warm blankets and large books."


    (Source: chicagopubliclibrary)

  7. gapers:


    Helsing’s Time-In Vodvil Lounge, 4363 Broadway, 1970, Chicago. Wayne Sorce

    This place had everything: bowling, burlesque, a bar, a sportswear shop and magic…

    Love the name. Someone should bring that back.


  8. "The most significant issue has to do with young women, women reentering the workforce, and women in career transitions still getting the advice that the best entry into a field is through an administrative position,” Danna Greenberg, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Babson College in Boston, told Yahoo! Shine in an interview. “We would never tell a 21-year-old male college grad that the way into a job is to start in an administrative position. But we’re still, unfortunately, in this country, still stereotyping it as a fashionable place for women to start. And data shows that women don’t traditionally transition out of administration positions into more white-collar work."
    — The Most Common Job For Women in 2013 is still secretary, after all these years.  (via nishachittal)

    (via annfriedman)

  9. xiquarterly:

    Former Los Angeles Aztecs part-owner, Elton John, alongside George Best.

    These were the days. Via Ben.

    (Source: xiquarterly)

  10. calumet412:

    This to me is the most interesting thing I’ve ever posted. I could stare at these for hours.

    Two meticulous maps showing the names and locations of every brothel, bar, casino and saloon that existed in the Cheyenne and Levee Districts of Chicago between 1870 and 1905.

    Completed by Levee historian Bryan Lloyd.

    Click to enlarge.