The dog, a photograph

“A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most.”
– Geroge Bernard Shaw


Wall Scratch, Photographs

“Everyone has to scratch on walls somewhere or they go crazy”
– Michael Ondatje

I spent part of my morning on Capital Hill in Seattle chatting with a friend while enjoying both her and the atmosphere at Bau Haus Coffee.  I know it’s über trendy and all and typically I avoid such places, but I gotta say, they have damn fine coffee and the art and books made me feel like I was in my own house.  Okay, I’m sold – just this once I’ll frequent the trend….damnit.

I also tend to have a small fascination with graffiti.  Not the graffiti that has no real meaning mind you, but the words people feel they need to share with the world on the bathroom wall or likewise.  I wonder how many other people have lingered on the pot for a few minutes after piddling, just to finish reading the wall….or was that just me?

Bau House Loo – Jennifer Allison
Bau House Loo 2 – Jennifer Allison
Bau House Loo 3 – Jennifer Allison

Chicago, Illinois and Hot Sticky Cable Love Blues

Underneath Love, Jennifer Allison
Ferris Wheel Love, Jennifer Allison
Subway Music Love, Jennifer Allison
Book Man Love, Jennifer Allison

The great city of Chicago through me eyes…..

I find when I ask people what they think of Chicago they either love it or hate it.  There is no in-between when it comes to Chicago; like when I ask someone what they think of San Francisco or Miami.  They either say, “I love Chicago, what a great city” or, “It’s too hot and sticky in the summer and too damn cold in the winter.  I hate it.”  Personally, I’m of the loving kind when it comes to Chicago.  Would I live there?  Probably not.  It’s too big for me.  However is it one of my favorite cities to love up?  Yes indeed.