The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

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

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"The summer wind, came blowin’ in, from across the sea…" - Frank #Sinatra. #soundtrackofmylife (at Fullerton Beach /Lincoln Park)

#Chicago, looking at itself in the mirror of #LincolnPark’s South #Pond. (at Café Brauer)

If only it really were an endless summer. (at North Avenue Beach)

I could scoop a piece of this sky into a waffle cone and have it for dessert. #Sunset over #LakeMichigan from the #beach next to #Wilmette harbor. (at Gillson Beach)

"#Mother and Child Reunion." #PaulSimon #soundtrackofmylife (at Market Square)

“ I divide my officers into four groups. There are clever, diligent, stupid, and lazy officers. Usually two characteristics are combined. Some are clever and diligent — their place is the General Staff. The next lot are stupid and lazy — they make up 90 percent of every army and are suited to routine duties. Anyone who is both clever and lazy is qualified for the highest leadership duties, because he possesses the intellectual clarity and the composure necessary for difficult decisions. One must beware of anyone who is stupid and diligent — he must not be entrusted with any responsibility because he will always cause only mischief. ”

—    General Kurt von Hammerstein-Equord (Germany). Fascinating thought experiment on how to categorize people you work with. I find convenient systems like these are a major help when you need to quickly size up a situation.

Don’t forget to play. (at Navy Pier)

Late night fiddling with a #stereo I already spend too much time in front of. In #Tannoy #speakers, the tweeter is mounted inside the cone of the midrange. It’s hiding behind the cool you see here, a technology the #Scottish company calls a ‘tulip waveguide.’

Late night fiddling with a #stereo I already spend too much time in front of. In #Tannoy #speakers, the tweeter is mounted inside the cone of the midrange. It’s hiding behind the coil you see here, a technology the #Scottish company calls a ‘tulip waveguide.’