Sure signs…

…that it truly is Spring, even if today was cold, windy, and extremely ugly!

Leaf buds, reflected on a car's rear window

Leaf buds, reflected on a car’s rear window

Looking up toward the clouds, there are more leaf buds!

Leaf Buds-1

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Leaf Buds-2

Here’s a closer look!

Leaf Buds-3

Another sure sign?

The lilac bushes at the corner have begun to set leaves...

The lilac bushes at the corner have begun to set leaves…

...and the Spring rains will hopefully assure us of wonderful amounts of sweet-smelling lilacs this year!

…and the Spring rains will hopefully assure us of wonderful amounts of sweet-smelling lilacs this year!

Hopefully!?!

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For those of you who may know…or so you think

IF…I applied for a job today, here in Chicago…I would have to present EVIDENCE of my birth (which occurred back in the
City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin).

UNLESS, apparently, I changed my name to:  BARACK OBAMA, which was NEVER my name in the first place!

I have already had to do this…butt, my  own name is, apparently. “white” or  too Jewish (sorry, can’t be BOTH!)…

It’s interesting how BOSSES, even as simple-minded as my last (Vivian Davis)  boss at a local display/design company, fired me because I had more experience, and was a better painter/artist that she could ever be.

You see…I thought after I had made such a SPLASH as Stand-by Signwriter in (The Blues Brothers-in the summer of 1979),  I stupidly figured, after paying ALL the pc’s to the union (Studio Mechanics Local 476) , that I would be remembered.

I was asked to SNITCH…and I did not…because I could not.  I was there, working…for an afternoon…with this amazing man hovering over me whom my mother taught me about–CAB CALLOWAY!  As I worked, he talked…could it get any better?

So here I live…now…and I find I cannot care less about any film, or movie, working  to be made here, in Chicago.  Except this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqxzT4vXc1k

Miss you and love you, Cab!