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Introducing My New ChicagoNow Byline: CHICAGOSPHERE!

Two weeks ago, I alluded to a cool, new blogging project I was invited to be a part of. Today, that project is being unveiled as a public beta. As some of you already know, I’m talking about ChicagoNow, a new blogging community in development by the Chicago Tribune as a way to increase the masthead’s relevancy in an increasingly Web 2.0 world.

Devil Dog Deliverance

When Sole Man Donn called last Friday to tell me he was on a spur-of-the-moment weekend trip in New York, he asked if I wanted him to bring anything back from my long-ago hometown. ‘No, thanks,’ I said and put my iPhone back in my pocket. Ten seconds later I found myself frantically pulling it out again. Before Donn could manage a greeting, I yelled into the phone, ‘Devil Dogs!’ Several times.