Friday, July 13, 2018

FIRESTORM CLOCK

Last month, I attended a BBQ with a few friends, hosted by Mark Braun, all around cool guy who is working on his first novel. I had to bring something as a token of gratitude, and picked up this gem at the Salvation Army. George Barth was given this clock, missing whatever was on the pedestal, after working 30 years at Continental Glass, a factory on the far NW side of Chicago. Since I had a few duplicate action figures, I went with Firestorm to cover the hole where the display had been, using brown packing tape.I intended to make it more of a man cave clock by putting Hawkgirl on it, but the wings  presented a problem.

Gifts aren't cool unless they are bizarre. Maybe the clock will be as murder weapon in Mark's novel.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

THE DECAY OF FULLER PARK









The smallest of Chicago's 88 neighborhoods, about two square miles of despair.