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Chicagoetry: Wells At Dearborn

By J.J. Tindall

Wells at Dearborn

1. Alexander at Kandahar

Kandahar was founded
By Alexander the Great
During his questionable Afghan campaign,

As one of a series of fortresses established
To protect him and his armies
As he pursued the Persian Satrap Bessus.

At each of these fortresses,
Alexander left behind hundreds
Or thousands of Macedonian and Greek soldiers

As well as logistics and supply troops, builders,
Artisans, tillers, every type of worker needed
To create a real settlement.

Today, at Kandahar Air Field (KAF):

U.S. Army, Marines, Navy,
Air Force. British, Canadians, Belgians, Italians.
Mirage jets from France.

Private contractors to clean toilets, run chow halls,
Build gyms, train bomb-sniffing dogs, service the phones.
A TGI Fridays, a Nathan's, a KFC,

An ice cream stand, pizza by the slice . . .

Continue reading "Chicagoetry: Wells At Dearborn" »
Posted on July 15, 2018
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Taxicab Journals

Cab #1555

I kept desperately pushing on that sound icon on the TV screen and nothing.
Continue reading "Cab #1555" »
Posted on January 6, 2016
Open Letter

Open Letter

Dear Asses Of Chicago Commuters:
This crowding reduction plan isn't working at all for your human.
Continue reading "Open Letter" »
Posted on January 29, 2013
Life At Work

I Am A Retail Warrior: Throw The Dog A Birthday Bone!

By Jane Harper
At that point, I was kind of hoping the dog was back at home chewing up her hand-sewn Italian leather shoes.
Continue reading "I Am A Retail Warrior: Throw The Dog A Birthday Bone!" »
Posted on October 19, 2015

Chicagoetry: Wells At Dearborn

By J.J. Tindall
Private contractors to clean toilets, run chow halls, build gyms, train bomb-sniffing dogs, service the phones. A TGI Fridays, a Nathan's, a KFC, an ice cream stand, pizza by the slice . . .

Posted on July 15, 2018

The Lost Children Of Chon Thanh

By The National Veterans Art Museum
This exhibit in Chicago juxtaposes images of children photographed by U.S. Army medic Bob "Doc" Shirley in Chon Thanh, Vietnam in 1969 with recent photographs by Reed Young of the same children taken nearly 50 years later.

Posted on July 11, 2018

The Arts Of Life Annual Studio Sale 2018!

By The Arts of Life
The Annual Studio Sale only happens once a year and is a wonderful opportunity to find a work of art that you love while supporting a local cause!

Posted on July 9, 2018

Janene Gordon, Postal Inspector

By The U.S. Postal Inspection Service
"Her remarkable career paved the way for the women who followed."

Posted on July 3, 2018

Chicagoetry: A Garland Of Moons

By J.J. Tindall
I exist to resist.

Posted on July 2, 2018

Chicago Taxi

By Magnum Independent Pictures
I guess you've had enough to this world, chief.

Posted on June 28, 2018

Chicagoetry: The Mind Is A Leopard

By J.J. Tindall
She scans the horizon for enemy and prey.

Posted on June 25, 2018

Gravity Of Precedent Fuels Challenge To Foxconn's Lake Michigan Bid

By Scott Gordon/WisContext
Several of Wisconsin's fellow Great Lakes states have raised concerns and questions about the Foxconn diversion.

Posted on June 20, 2018

The Acoustic Cool Breeze Pot Head Test

By J.J. Tindall
He couldn't help but think at some point the authorities would stop the sale and roust the shop. It was all too . . . clean. Cool Breeze felt dirty.

Posted on June 19, 2018

RECALL! Winter Sausage Poultry And Meat

By The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service
Official Sausage of the Detroit Tigers!

Posted on June 15, 2018

Report: 44% Of Cannabis Consumers In Legal Recreational States Identify As Medical Users Seeking Pain Relief, Anti-Anxiety & Sleep Aids

By High Yield Insights
High Yield Insights' report is the first to shed light on micro-level medical industry demographics, product and form preferences.

Posted on June 14, 2018

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SPORTS - The Ex-Cub Factor.

BOOKS - How To Fix Scholarly Publishing.

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