The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

Publicist and Independent Writer of Chicago. A little bit country.


Vine & Arbor; an early supper outdoors, in #OldTown. I wonder if these are your standard wild #grapes, #muscadines, or scuppernongs. All real things, #yall. (at Orso’s Restaurant)

This has always been one of my favorite views. An evening look at The Shell. (at Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk)

A week ago, I was treated to this view of the #PacificOcean on the steep to #GrayWhaleCove.

“ Standards are better than rules because standards you own, rules you follow, they may not be yours… With a standard you hope that it becomes yours. If a group has ownership of a certain way of doing things, they’re much better able to be successful I think. ”

—    Coach K. I don’t why I hadn’t thought of it this way before, but he’s exactly right. Standards are shared, part of a culture; rules are enforced from above, a bureaucracy.

"Your #enthusiasm is scaring everyone." #storyofmylife (at Judy Maxwell Home)

“Blowin’ in the Wind” #BobDylan #soundtrackofmylife

#SanFrancisco is 50 square miles surrounded by reality. #latergram #nofilter

#Sunset over #SFO. Also, I have to stop taking the redeye. The last flight out is almost always delayed because there are no other planes waiting for it to take off. Just a guess. (at San Francisco International Airport (SFO))