Friday, July 8, 2011

Back Alleys, a Living Room and a Great Lake's Front

(Raised in Hyde Park, Chicago)

"Barbra Streisand’s head", a recent account of my experience growing up was prepared by Studio Neptune and posted on July 5th, 2011.

From 1973 to 1987, I lived in Hyde Park, a neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. (Yes, it's where Barack Obama lived while we was senator for IL.) Above are some found photographic shots of the south side's view of Lake Michigan, and the skyline to the north, that reflect my time of frequent, provocative visits to the lakefront setting.

The interview itself with Studio Neptune was a real trip. It was an opportunity to share many tokens of my childhood experience with the proposition of a clear and sensitive listening. This felt starkly unusual. Elyse Harrison brings to the interview a new, rewarding twist on reflection - a subject that could seem mundane or commonplace to people.