Chicago, Illinois

Last day in Chicago

Photo of Jim Newberry with backpack.

My awesome mom shot the picture above a bit over a week ago, in her driveway on my last day (for awhile) in Chicago. That backpack (I’ve since learned to tuck in that dangling strap by the way) and shoulder bag contain everything I’m taking with me on my nomadic, minimalist, serendipitous trip of undetermined duration; I’ve divested myself of most of my worldly possessions.

Jim Newberry self portrait with his mother, Anne.