Forgotten Chicago historian Daniel Pogorzelski and I did a tour of some of my old neighborhood around Humboldt Park this last May.
I talked and talked and at some point he dragged out his iPhone and started filming.
Here's the result.
The first three follow me as I walk from the corner of Washtenaw and Evergreen to where my house used to be at 2728 W. Evergreen.
The last one finds us talking about a section of Humboldt Park I liked a lot when I was a kid.
If you want to read more about the old neighborhood in Chicago, definitely buy my books Echoes of Tattered Tongues: Memory Unfolded and Suitcase Charlie.
The former talks in large part about what it was like being a refugee in Chicago. The latter is a crime novel set in the old neighborhood.
You'll like them. I promise.
If you don't want to buy my books, take a look at some of the other posts on this blog -- especially "Growing Up Polack" and "Sweet Home Chicago."