This week I got what we call in the biz a "plum assignment." I joined a group of Chicago-area teachers aboard a jet designed to create weightless conditions. It does this by parabolic flight -- a steep climb followed by a controlled nosedive.
Just down the street from the D.A.N.K. Haus is Queen of Angels Catholic Church. They actually have buildings on Sunnyside and on Western Avenue (north and south of Sunnyside). The parish center is the only one that serves as a polling place.
It's also known as the Chicago Marathon and it happened yesterday. Our Flickr group members were there all along the course and they got some great shots. Check them out here and submit your shots to our pool.
This Sunday I will be one of about 45,000 people who are crazy enough to think that running 26.2 miles through Chicago is a good idea. While a few co-workers have reminded me of what happened to the first guy credited with running that distance, I've remained undeterred.