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Why I enjoy non-slip stickers for stairs

I’m not sure why, but I’m finding it fascinating doing a Google image search for: stair non-slip stickers.  I work at landmark Tribune Tower building in Chicago, and they have these stickers on their stairs. (Pic coming soon) Why do are non-slip stickers on stairs so cool? It’s like a baseball player wearing eye-black under […]

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300 of my favorite things, by category

ART ASCII art bitmap art ceramics felt found objects HDR photography LEGO mosaics mail art modern dance oil pastels origami pencil rubbings printmaking public art sculptures Artists Alexander Calder Anselm Kiefer Bruce Nauman Camille Pissarro Christo and Jeanne-Claude Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (aka Christopher R. W. Nevinson. He’s a recent artist of interest to me, […]

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Andrew Papageorge: creativity and innovation

Creativity vs Innovation

What is the difference between creativity and innovation? Two innovation experts give their thoughts in this two-minute video. I somewhat disagree with their definitions. They infer that innovation better than creativity. Andrew Papageorge, co-founder of GAPzip, says in the video: There’s a very important distinction between creativity and innovation. Creativity, we define as the generation […]

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One alley, 16 discarded Christmas trees

Walking down the alley in suburban Oak Park, Christmas trees lay next to most garbage cans. The alley becomes like a Christmas tree lot, post-Christmas. Need a Christmas tree? Take your pick. Most trees are lightly used and varying degrees of dryness. All the trees laying down, sleeping. These trees are no longer in a […]

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Justice within the Arctic Circle: front of card

Justice within the Arctic Circle

A bizarre trading card from 1936 appeared in my search for arctic cards on checkoutmycards.com. 1936 G-Men & Heroes of the Law R60 #72 – Justice Within The Arctic Circle [Good to VG‑EX] The back of the card reads: “Official” Stories from records of G-Men and Famous Police Organizations and Heroes of the Law. Copr. […]

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Magazine Rack Tower 2

Two towers

Funny seeing these two photos next to each other in my flickr photostream. One a tower built of glass and steel. The other, made of plastic magazine racks. Both have a gleaming highlight stream across their surface. One a desirable high-end place to live. The other, unwanted garbage from a goneby print era.

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Kickapoo tshirts, bracelets, and hats for sale

Two Kickapoo State Parks in America

As if having one state park named Kickapoo in Texas wasn’t enough. There’s also a Kickapoo State Recreation Area in Illinois. The folks in Oakwood, IL must have had some fun naming their road Kickapoo Park Road and the loading dock, Kickapoo Landing. Wait, there are 12 places named Kickapoo in America: — Kickapoo Township, […]

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