Todd Carlander sends regular tips, admonitions, ethical posers (particularly regarding flatheads) and just stuff with a sly sense of humor embedded.
Say this picture of a pair of nice crappie, caught somewhere near Wolf Point--depending on how you define Wolf Point and which side of the rivers you call Wolf Point--downtown. And you may notice the new (well, a few years old) Sun-Times building in the background.
Now the North Side fisherman didn't exactly say he caught the crappie, but I have a pretty good idea where he did.
I like that the Sun-Times is still on the water.
This is probably my favorite shot of the new Sun-Times offices, taken on my birthday last summer. The new offices are right by a decent fishing spot, and half a block from one of the best fishing spots downtown (but you can't reach it from shore.)
The old Sun-Times was on the water so they could bring in rolls of paper from the river. I wish I could find some of my shots of the old Sun-Times, where I used to try to catch crappie off the docking pier for one of the tour boats. Now the Trump Tower is there and the romance is gone.
Not that the square box of the old Sun-Times was ever a building for romanticizing other than the stuff going on inside. For awhile the preps sports corner had a view down the river out to the lake (quite distracting for somebody like me) where Mike Royko used to have a desk.
I did dig up a nice shot of that Gothic monstrosity, the Tribune Tower. Despite what Geoffrey Baer says on his tours for WTTW, I don't care for it. Plus I just think the look of the Tribune Tower fits with the type of paper the Tribune is. (Or should that be was.)
So I didn't post it.
Some mornings I just wake up feeling squirrelly.