What can I say? Life has just gotten in the way lately.
No, The Journal has not been abandoned. Facebook and Twitter posts are still appearing regularly, but there has obviously been a deafening silence on the other sites. Not to worry. I shall return! Having a bit of surgery in a couple weeks (just in time for Thanksgiving) and a bit more "maintenance" work after the first of the year. But, by March I'll be up and running (literally) and better than ever - both me AND The Chicago History Journal. I have put too much time and love into this project to give it up. See the picture above? That's my library. It used to be the living room and there are five more bookshelves that you can't see. Many of those shelves are filled with books on Chicago history. Yep, I have some serious bucks invested in this project! No way will I give it up!
For the next few months I will do what I can to update some of the pages, but it won't be easy. As always, guest posts will be welcome, and I will make a herculean effort to publish them in a timely manner. So, if you have an idea or an article that you would like to see included on these pages, now is the time. I would greatly appreciate the help.
In the meantime, I hope you will stay with me. The library may be temporarily closed, so to speak, but I'm not going anywhere. At least until next year - when I can once again emerge from the Van Buren Street South Shore station and happily declare, "Hello, Gorgeous! I'm Baaaack!""