More anseriform foolishness than is absolutely necessary.

I’ve got twelve (literally!) writing projects on my to do list (ladies?), so obviously the first thing I’m going to post are pictures of squirrels.

My sister got us a squirrel feeder for our daughter’s birthday. Here’s the aftermath:

The first squirrel approaches the feeder.


The first squirrel enters the feeder.


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While I was out, Illinois apparently named the former Northwest Tollway after Jane Addams. Little known fact, the original Hull House motto was “Pay your own way, moochers!”

One of Chicagoland’s other major highways is named after Dan Ryan Jr., the famously pock-marked county commissioner who was known for working no more than two or three hours a day.