The highlight, at this our first stop of the day, was a talk given by Tribune columnists Mary Schmich and Eric Zorn. She spoke about her career as a journalist and read from her book of columns. She had many words of wisdom. Two ideas in particular struck me; 1) She spoke of an editor whom she described as politically incorrect, sexist and many other attributes which would not be accepted in the workplace today-BUT that he was a manager of people. He could tease out what each individual excelled at and positioned his people to work with their strengths. This notion seems to be lost in my world today! 2) She also spoke to the practice of cursive writing. My take-away; Cursive writing is a wonderful, calming practice which allows writers to be thoughtful. SINCE we no longer teach cursive in schools, I fear another practice of CALM will be lost to this next generation of our technology driven world!
We biked south along Lake Michigan to the Hyde Park neighborhood and the 57th Street Art Fair.