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Scott Buckner's Tiny Vistas

Our very own Scott Buckner, who has contributed many memorable works to this site including his TV correspondency and his Riding The Dog series, has taken up watercoloring. That's right, watercoloring. And guess what? He's pretty good at it!

Let's take a look at some samples of his landscapes. These, and the rest of his collection, are available for purchase at his Etsy shop.


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Posted on October 21, 2019

Taxicab Journals

Cab #1555

I kept desperately pushing on that sound icon on the TV screen and nothing.
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Posted on January 6, 2016
Open Letter

Open Letter

Dear Asses Of Chicago Commuters:
This crowding reduction plan isn't working at all for your human.
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Posted on January 29, 2013
Life At Work

I Am A Retail Warrior: Throw The Dog A Birthday Bone!

By Jane Harper
At that point, I was kind of hoping the dog was back at home chewing up her hand-sewn Italian leather shoes.
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Posted on October 19, 2015

Scott Buckner's Tiny Vistas

One of our favorite correspondents has taken up watercolors - and he's pretty good!

Posted on October 21, 2019

Recall! "Chicago's Favorite" Gyros Slices

By The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service
Several shipments from Ontario to Illinois and other states may be contaminated with E. coli.

Posted on October 17, 2019

Recall! Kenosha Beef

By The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service
An undetermined amount of seasoned beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal shavings.

Posted on October 15, 2019

Three STDs Reach All-Time Highs In The U.S.

Rates have risen for five consecutive years.

Posted on October 12, 2019

Doomsday Chicago 2019

'Supermoto Hooligans Really Threw It Down This Time'
Stunt riders came - in costume - from all over the U.S.

Posted on October 11, 2019

Games Blamed For Moral Decline And Addiction Throughout History

By Lindsay Grace/The Conversation
It started with Buddha.

Posted on October 10, 2019

That's A Wrap For This Year's Illinois Dairy Industry Tour

By The Illinois Department of Agriculture
The dairy tour takes place every other year and gives foreign buyers a chance to purchase embryos, semen, cattle and other Illinois dairy products.

Posted on October 9, 2019

Dessert Menus Shrinking

By Technomic
"Moving forward, expect those who are truly looking to provide innovative dessert offerings to increasingly experiment with toppable beverages, such as milkshakes and hot chocolate, as well as spicy flavor profiles and dairy-free desserts that don't compromise on taste."

Posted on October 3, 2019

Lake Mendota's Muck

By Jake Walsh/WisContext
A twist in the tale of the world's most studied lake.

Posted on October 2, 2019

2019: Big Year For Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation

By Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation
Now servicing Chicago.

Posted on September 28, 2019

Swiss Consulate Returns To Chicago!

By Leslie Bent/The Swiss Embassy
In 1864, Switzerland became the first country to open a consulate in Chicago. It closed in 2014. Now it's back!

Posted on September 26, 2019

Mexican Independence Day | Chicago 2019

Takin' It To Trump
Extra spicy this year.

Posted on September 25, 2019

OI! Chicago's Oriental Institute At 100

By The Silverman Group
As part of its centennial and a multimillion dollar renovation, the largest collection of ancient Middle East artifacts in the United States, is displaying more than 500 artifacts to the public for the first time.

Posted on September 23, 2019

Wisconsin Is America's Goatland

By Will Cushman/WisContext
The industry's growth is especially astonishing given its humble beginnings in the 1980s, when tariff threats prompted a scrappy upstart from France to bring European-style goat dairy processing to rural Wisconsin.

Posted on September 13, 2019

MUSIC - College Radio, Eh?
TV - John King's Dog Whistle.
POLITICS - CTU Strike Notebook.
SPORTS - Beachwood Sports Radio: Run, Mitch, Run.

BOOKS - What We Do To Whistleblowers.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Recall! Chicago's Favorite Gyros Slices.

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