Category: Chicago

Heartsick: A Reflection on Gun Violence in America

Heartsick: A Reflection on Gun Violence in America
Two mass shootings in less than two days. America. I am heartsick. My smile belies the pit in my stomach as I look at my 9-year-old daughter frolicking in the water. I am safe in the knowledge that those I love most in the world are all within my immediate purview. “I’m going out to... Read more »

The Spider Web of Chicago: A Love Story

The Spider Web of Chicago: A Love Story
Chicago is like a spider web that sticks to you when you’re walking through the forest. It sticks to you and it doesn’t let go. It keeps bringing you back. I’ve left, but I’ve also come back. And I’d be perfectly happy to die here in this city when the time comes. This city with... Read more »