Motormouth: Flat tires from roofing nails are no surprise
Q: I have had two flat tires this summer. Both from nails. One was a roofing nail and the other was a 2 ¾-inch spike. In both cases only the head of the nail was showing on the tread. How does a nail lying horizontal on the pavement re-position itself, so the point drives itself into the tire and leaves only the head showing with (in my case) over 2 inches of the spike going straight into the wheel? I guess I’m lucky they weren’t in the sidewall.T.K., Lombard, Ill.A: Like many little kids, roofing nails like to stand on their heads. Getting one in your tire is no surprise, especially if you ha...
Artists create work for a collection focused on documenting the emotion of the COVID-19 pandemic
CHICAGO — Just a few weeks before the COVID-19 lockdown, artist Mike Barret Kolasinski was cross-country skiing in a Michigan county park where he stumbled upon a small, picturesque stream. Back at his home in Chicago, he turned the scene into a pastel landscape. Considering the days that followed, he said of the stream that he was “glad to be there” when he was.“For me in particular, to be told to stay at home is tough because I love being outdoors,” Kolasinski said. “I can’t wait to get back out there and gather images to work from.”Kolasinski contributed his piece “Glide to be Here” to the ...