Hi everyone! My name is Denton and I'm transplant to this wonderful city. I've lived here for 16 years, and it's quickly approaching the longest I've lived in one city.

I sleep in West Town and type into a box somewhere in the Loop. I lurk around on the internet way more than I should. I love the local beer scene, even if I don't participate as much as I used to. Same goes for music, as I make it to far too few shows any more.

I have a wife and a kid, and we do things together.


bigshoulders.city is a Mastodon instance for Chicagoans current, former, and future. Its name comes from Carl Sandburg, who once compared ships pulling out to “mastodons, arising from lethargic sleep.” Our goal for bigshoulders.city is to build a community of friends and neighbors across the Windy City. Toot your pho place recommendations, meet-up ideas, pothole gripes, creative dibs, and cross-town baseball taunts—whatever you want, as long it abides by our short and sweet content policy.