Category: Chicago

  • A drop in damage as aircraft bird strike reports climb, FAA data show

    A drop in damage as aircraft bird strike reports climb, FAA data show

    Moments after United Flight 1738 took off from O’Hare International Airport on the clear morning of Thursday, June 1, passenger Drew Tewksbury heard a thud. The plane tilted left, then leveled out. Tewksbury, 48, an insurance executive from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, said the plane’s right engine started making the sound of a car driving down […]

  • S24O Report: Illinois Beach State Park

    People always ask me how many bikes I have. Right now, it’s the bare minimum I’m supposed to, if I’m keeping score by the Velominati’s “Rules” (see #12). So, three. When I follow that answer with something like, “Well, one of them is my touring bike,” I get all nostalgic and guilty because I haven’t […]

  • Instagrid

    Big fan of Instagrid – a clean, simple self-loading interface for your Instagram shots: Instagrid – nwrighteous Nod to Scott Kleinberg at the Tribune for this find and for picking up one of my shots. Twitter: Scott Kleinberg

  • Updated Magazine Clips

    It’s certainly been long overdue, but I’ve updated links under writing clips from web exclusives published by Modern Metals and FFJournal magazines.  As more go live on and, I will post them. Modern Metals and FFJournal cover industries such as metal fabricating, material handling, forming technology, steel service center news, OEMs, welding, as […]

  • Under the Viaduct

    Bicycle parking for the 2011 Bicycle Film Festival [Chicago] underneath the Western Avenue viaduct (Western/Belmont).  Temperature 28ºF, with freezing rain.  Made for a nasty ride home.