For those of you who have wondered where the writer disappeared to, I’ll let you in on the secret. I’ve been drawing.

Like many people in the world of the arts I too enjoy the pleasure of more than one form of expression. Semi-consistently now for the past year I have been putting pen to paper and creating different scenes from Chicago’s present in the form of not words but of sketches.

Perhaps there will come a day when the scene I have recreated will no longer exist. When/if that day comes I will have given the world a slice of history. Since by and large most of my sketches are representations of photographs I’ve taken I already have found that some scenes no longer exist as new buildings have been added that where not there before. So history already has changed.

Please join me on this journey as well.

I can be found on Facebook as

and on Instagram at @Chicago_ sketchbook

Here are just a few examples of what you’ll find there.

I hope to see you there soon.