Photo Daily: We’ll Always Call It The Sears Tower

  We Chicagoans are funny about names. It honestly doesn’t matter what the official name of something is. It’s our damn city and we really don’t care how many millions of dollars you paid for the naming rights. I’m looking at you, Willis Tower. We tried that for a while, but we’ve decided to go …

Photo Daily: If love were snowflakes, I’d send you a blizzard.

  “If love were snowflakes, I’d send you a blizzard,” she texted. Where she was, below the equator, it was the middle of Summer. For me, Winter. Yet her words, warmed me. Clever words. She was, is, clever. Checking in from time to time. Morning for her, middle of the night for me. A world …

Photo Daily: If You See Her, Say Hello from Berlin

  I was in Berlin for a screening of a film I edited that was being shown as part of the Berlin Underground Film Festival. It was 1995 and only a few years since the Berlin Wall came down. Plenty of evidence of that still everywhere. But Berlin has a strong heart and the people …