Tag: University of Chicago

Ten Tweets About The New South Side Trauma Center

Late last week, the University of Chicago released the news that the south side of the city was going to get a Level 1 Trauma Center for the first time in over 20 years. Like many others, the news left me both elated and wanting more.  These ten tweets reflect those feelings. Planning for a... Read more »

Aggressive Panhandling On The 6 Jackson Park Bus---Part 2

Aggressive Panhandling On The 6 Jackson Park Bus---Part  2
“It looks like she already had too much pie.” Those nine words released my inner sister girl; my honey badger alter ego—the woman who will go there with you. I turned my gaze toward him and said, “You didn’t have to say that about her.  She didn’t say anything to you.” “You look like you’ve... Read more »

Aggressive Panhandling On The 6 Jackson Park Bus---Part 1

Aggressive Panhandling On The 6 Jackson Park Bus---Part 1
The man in the picture above is an aggressive panhandler. I know this because he was on my south bound 6 Jackson Park bus approximately around 9:40 last night trying to sell his “artwork” and “poetry.” When that didn’t work, he would try the sympathy route and claim that he was a Vietnam Veteran who was... Read more »
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