Monday, July 6, 2015


During gun violence in Chicago over the July 4th weekend, including rival gangs fighting near Navy Pier after the fireworks display there, 10 people were killed, including the 7 year old son of a gang member, and more than 50 wounded.

Friday, July 3, 2015

from in blackwater woods, by mary oliver

"To live in this world

you must be able
to do three things:
to love what is mortal;
to hold it

against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go."

from In Blackwater Woods, by Mary Oliver


A man stole a bulldozer, flattened his ex-girlfriend's house and several cars - causing the woman and her daughters to flee for their lives - and chased a man he believed to be his ex's new boyfriend down the street.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

from white owl flies... by mary oliver

" - scalding, aortal light -
in which we are washed and washed
out of our bones."

from White Owl Flies Into and Out of the Field, by Mary Oliver


A musician sang and played the guitar while surgeons removed a tumour from his brain. It was important for the surgery for him to stay conscious throughout.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

from white owl flies into and out of the field, by mary oliver

"maybe death
isn't darkness after all,
but so much light
wrapping itself around us."

from White Owl Flies Into and Out of the Field, by Mary Oliver

hi rise bakery and cafe, porter square


"There's enough narcotics on the streets of Baltimore to keep it intoxicated for a year," the city's police chief warned, in the wake of Baltimore's recent crime wave.