Distractions, reflections

David Ing, at large … Sometimes, my mind wanders

2008/07/19 Chicago for stuffed pizza, misrouting on the south side

Although we had driven from Toronto to Madison, WI in a single day, there’s a one-time-zone disadvantage on the way back. Our timing made Chicago a good option for dinner. Adam has never experienced deep dish Chicago stuffed pizza, and there were multiple Giordano’s locations on our route home. We stopped by the Belmont location on the north side.

DI_20080719_Belmont_Giordanos.jpg

Allenna and Adam ordered the medium size pizza — with leftovers for later. In the time since I lived in Chicago — over 25 years ago — I’ve given up dairy products, so I had to experience the pizza from memory.

DI_20080719_Belmont_Giordanos_pizza.jpg

Rather than going back onto the Dan Ryan Expressway, I suggested that we take the shorter and more scenic route down Lake Shore Drive. I somehow managed to miss the entrance to the Indiana Toll Road, so we pulled over to switch me to the navigator’s seat. We were near the point where the west shore of Lake Michigan would end, and we would turn east.

DI_20080719_Calumet_road.jpg

I’ve never been this far south on local streets on the south side of Chicago. I was surprised that we would cross over a small bridge.

DI_20080719_Calumet_causeway.jpg

I assume that we travelled along Calumet Avenue in East Chicago, Indiana. I can imagine the days before the elevated tollways and superhighways were constructed, when this town would have had a lot of traffic from Indiana and Michigan.

DI_20080719_Calumet_business.jpg

We spotted I-90, and drove underneath. We navigated parallel to tollway for a while, through Hammond, until we found an entrance onto the tollway.

DI_20080719_Calumet_under_90.jpg

When I lived in Chicago, I set myself a rule to keep myself out of bad neighbourhoods: never go anywhere in the nighttime that I haven’t been in the daytime. I didn’t break that rule on this trip, although the sun was below the horizon on the long summer night.

  • Recent Posts

  • Archives

  • RSS on Coevolving

  • RSS on Media Queue

  • RSS on Ing Brief

    • Own opinion, but not facts
      “You are entitled to your own opinions, but not to your own facts” by #DanielPatrickMoynihan is predated on @Freakonomics by #BernardMBaruch 1950 “Every man has a right to his own opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts”. Source: “There Are Opinions, And Then There Are Facts” | Fred Shapiro […]
    • R programming is from S, influenced by APL
      History of data science tools has evolved to #rstats of the 1990s, from the S-Language at Bell Labs in the 1970s, and the
    • Bullshit, Politics, and the Democratic Power of Satire | Paul Babbitt | 2013
      Satire can be an antidote, says Prof. #PaulBabbitt @muleriders , to #bullshit (c.f. rhetoric; hypocrisy; crocodile tears; propaganda; intellectual dishonesty; politeness, etiquette and civility; commonsense and conventional wisdom; symbolic votes; platitudes and valence issues).
    • Health Systems Research and Critical Systems Thinking: The case for partnership | Michael C. Jackson, Luis G. Sambo | 2019/08
      If we don’t first know “what is system is”, how do we approach an intervention? #MichaelCJackson OBE and Dr. #LuisGSambo appreciate the difference between “systems thinking” (plural) and “system dynamics” (singular), and suggest expanding theory with Critical #SystemThinking in Health Systems Research. An ignorance of history is, if anything, even more pronounced among those authors […]
    • Yin-Yang theory alongside meridians, Five Elements as secondary emblems | Kaptchuk (1983)
      In deciphering Yin-Yang and Five Elements (Five Phases) thinking, #Kaptchuk (1983) has a footnote and then an appendix that clarifies the way forward for appreciating foundations of Chinese medicine favouring the former.
    • Defining the ‘field at a given time’ | Lewin | 1943
      The field theory in psychology by #KurtLewin 1943 derives from classical field theory (viz. electromagnetism and gravitation), predating quantum field theory (viz. subatomic particles). For psychology, Lewin wrote in 1943 how history (and a subjective view of the future) matters. It is correct that field theory emphasizes the importance of the fact that any event […]
  • Meta

  • Translate

  • 
  • moments. daviding.com

    Random selections from the past year
  • Creative Commons License
    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
    Theme modified from DevDmBootstrap4 by Danny Machal