Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith reacts while playing the New England Patriots during the second quarter of their NFL football game in Chicago, December 12, 2010. REUTERS/John Gress (UNITED STATES)

Fired: No love lost on Bears Smith

Its hard to believe that Lovie Smith was the coach of the Bears during my entire tenure working in Chicago. Ive seen them choke in regular games and the Super Bowl. I’ve seen them win too, but I don’t know anyone who thought they were a powerhouse as it seems their quarterbacks of late have been sacked more times than they have thrown touchdown passes.

Chicago Advertorial Photographer Black & White Photo

Chicago Advertorial Photographer: Powering People

I was so excited ten years ago when an advertising agency asked me to shoot nine day-in-the-life photo essays featuring utility workers in Wyoming for a public relations ad campaign. The December 2002 project was such an amazing opportunity to not only take some really cool pictures, but experience quite an adventure. Every day we visited a new small town, each different in their own way.

Newborn piglets suckle at Whiteshire Hamroc farm in Albion, Indiana March 16, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress

Bacon Anyone?

After the worst drought in half a century hammered livestock producers like Hoelscher with record-high feed grain prices, there is renewed interest in raising pigs, an indication that the struggling hog industry is on the cusp of a recovery.

United States Postal Service mail clerks sort packages at the Lincoln Park carriers annex in Chicago, November 29, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress

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Every day I walk through the front door and step over my mail. When I pick it up, I never think about where its been or how its made it to my home… God only knows, I guess.

Well sort of. After spending most of yesterday with United States Postal Service employees, I know a lot more about how it made its way to my door than ever before.